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May 16, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz for Competitive Exams 2017

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  1. Australian Prime Minister arrived in New Delhi on a four-day India visit, who is the cur-rent Prime Minister of Australia ?
    1. Malcolm Turnbull
    2. Warren TRUSS
    3. Tony Abbott
    4. Barnaby Joyce
  2. Who is the current National Security Adviser to USA President Donald Trump?
    1. Rex Tillerson
    2. H.R. McMaster
    3. Boris Johnson
    4. Dina Powel
  3. Cyclone Debbie has damaged one of the few healthy sections of the Great Barrier Reef, this Great Barrier Reef is located in which of the following countries?
    1. Australia
    2. South Africa
    3. New Zealand
    4. Brazil
  4. What is the name of portal launched by Dr. Harsh Vardhan on 250th Anniversary of Survey of India?
    1. Drishthi
    2. Nakshe
    3. Rooprekha
    4. Maanak
  5. Recently the Supreme Court dismissed a PIL seeking declaration of the Indus Waters Treaty between India and Pakistan as illegal and unconstitutional. This treaty was signed in the year :
    1. 1954
    2. 1956
    3. 1960
    4. 1965
  6. Which Indian state topped with largest cumulative solar generation capacity of 1,867 MW as on March 31, 2017 ?
    1. Tamil Nadu
    2. Andhra Pradesh
    3. Rajasthan
    4. Gujarat
  7. Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Field General Court Martial (FGCM) of which of the following countries ?
    1. China
    2. Pakistan
    3. USA
    4. Russia
  8. The Lok Sabha passed the Constitution 123rd Amendment Bill 2017 which Introduces a National Commission for whom among the following people/community?
    1. Socially and Educationally Backward Classes
    2. Socially and Educationally Transgender Community
    3. Socially and Educationally Schedule castes
    4. Socially and Educationally Schedule Tribes 
  9. Group of Seven (G7) countries united to isolate the Syrian President Bhashar al-Assad diplomatically, which of the following countries is not a member of the G7 ?
    1. France
    2. Germany
    3. Italy
    4. Russia
  10. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), India at present is the __________ largest aviation market in the world.
    1. Second
    2. Third
    3. Fourth
    4. Sixth
  11. Which Indian state is set to develop the country's largest coal mine ?
    1. Odisha
    2. West Bengal
    3. Jharkhand
    4. Goa
  12. Recently agriculture lender NABARD plans to raise __________   in the current fiscal ending March 2018 
    1. Rs.20.000 crore
    2. Rs 35,000 crore
    3. Rs.50 000 crore
    4. Rs.1,00,000 crore
  13. Which Indian port tops the list in the first ever ranking of ports on sanitation parameters ?
    1. Van Port
    2. Haldia Port
    3. Kandla Port
    4. Marmugao Port
  14. Recently the merger of Cairn India with Vedanta has been completed, who is the group chairman of this group ?
    1. Akhil Dhawan
    2. Gopinath Hinduja
    3. Anil Agarwal
    4. Kumarmangalam Birla
  15. The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for setting up of Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) at :
    1. Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
    2. Bellary, Karnataka
    3. Tema Assam
    4. Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
  16. Sri Lanka with aid of which other country decided to redefine Colombo port city pro-ject, now calling it an International Financial City ?
    1. USA
    2. Japan
    3. China
    4. Pakistan
  17. Recently which country launched its first high-throughput communications satellite ?
    1. Japan
    2. China
    3. Germany
    4. USA
  18. Recently the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved signing of Framework of Understanding (FoU) on Cooperation in the Hydrocarbon Sector with:
    1. Australia
    2. Bangladesh
    3. Singapore
    4. Canada
  19. Recently the Finance Ministry has rejected which mobile company demand for tax exemptions for setting up a manufacturing unit in India ?
    1. Samsung
    2. Motorola
    3. Apple
    4. Nokia
  20. Which Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) film has been picked up in Cinefondation category (open to film schools across the world) for the first time to be screened at the film festival in Cannes?
    1. Debar
    2. Afternoon Clouds
    3. Chilling Summer Nights
    4. Rain All Around
  21. Which Indian cricketer was named as one of the eight ambassador for the ICC Champions Trophy scheduled in England ?
    1. Saurabh Ganguly
    2. Ajay Jadeja
    3. Herbhajan Singh
    4. Sachin Tendulkar
  22. Recently the Supreme Court dismissed petition seeking to pay undisclosed income along with tax and penalty in old notes under the:
    1. ITR Scheme
    2. Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana
    3. Pradhan Math Krishi Vikas Yojana
    4. Jan Dhen Yojana
  23. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to launch BHIM-aadhaar, the merchant inter-face of the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) mobile application, on the occasion of:
    1. Gandhi Jayanti, 2017
    2. Ambedkar Jayanti, 2017
    3. Independence Day, 2017
    4. None of the above
  24. Recently India agreed with which country to have a joint survey of their boundaries in order to resolve border dispute?
    1. Bangladesh
    2. Tibet
    3. Bhutan
    4. Nepal

Answers And Explanations

  1. 1; Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrived in New Delhi on a four-day India visit; Australia will start supplying uranium to India "as soon as possible, the visiting Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, said. 
  2. 2; In his first televised interview, H.R. McMaster, the National Security Adviser to President Donald Trump, pointed to dual U.S. goals of defeating the Islamic State terror group and removing Mr. Assad from power. 
  3. 1; The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres. The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. 
  4. 2; A new web portal "nakshe" was launched by the Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan in New Delhi, on the occasion of 250th anniversary of Survey of India (Sol). 
  5. 3; The Supreme Court dismissed a PIL seek-ing declaration of the Indus Waters Treaty of 1960 between India and Pakistan as ille-gal and unconstitutional. 
  6. 2; Among states, Andhra Pradesh tops the chart with largest cumulative solar genera-tion capacity of 1,867 MW as on March 31, 2017 followed by Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu at 1,812 MW and 1&91 MW respectively. 
  7. 2; Kulbhushan Jadhav is an Indian national arrested in Balochistan, Pakistan, over charges of terrorism and spying for India's intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wng (MAW). The Indian government recognises Yadav as a former naval officer, however denies his links with the government; and maintains that he took premature retirement and was possibly abducted from Iran. On 10 April 2017, Yadav was sentenced to death by a Field General Court Martial (FGCM) In Pakistan. 
  8. 1; The Lok Sabha passed a constitutional amendment which introduces a National Commission for socially and Educationally Backward Classes in the Constitution, despite opposition parties claiming certain clauses affected the federal structure of the country. The National Commission for Backward Classes Bill 2017 to repeal the 1993 law was also passed. 
  9. 4; Group of Seven (G7) countries united to isolate the Syrian President Bhashar al-Assad diplomatically and urged Russia to do the same, no agreement was reached on sanctions against Russia for supporting the Syrian regime. The Group of 7 (G7) is a group consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The European Union is also represented within the G7. 
  10. 3; India raises two spots to become the 4th largest aviation market after US, China and Japan. 
  11. 2; West Bengal is set to develop the coun-try's largest coal mine in Birbhum district, with the Centre allotting the development rights for the Deocha Pachami coal block to the state under the government route. 
  12. 3; Agdculture lender NABARD plans to raise Rs.50,000 crore in the current fiscal, up from Rs.40,000 crore it raised in 2016-17 as it aims to achieve the government's Rs.10 lakh crore target lending for agri-culture by the fiscal ending March 2018. 
  13. 2; The Haldia port of West Bengal has emerged as the cleanest in a first-ever ranking of all major Indian ports on sani-tation parameters. 
  14. 3; The merger of Cairn India with Vedanta has been completed; the two companies are controlled by billionaire Anil Agarwal. 
  15. 4; The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for setting up of Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh as "an Institute of National Importance" through an Act of Parliament. 
  16. 3; Sri Lanka and China decided to redefine the port city project, now calling it an International Financial City. The largest foreign direct investment in Sri Lanka, the $1.4-billion project will house a financial centre and a host of other facilities, including a marina, a central park, and possibly an international school and hos-pital over the next 30 years. 
  17. 4; Shijian-13, China's first high-throughput communications satellite, was launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China's southwestern Sichuan Province. 
  18. 2; The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved signing of Framework of Understanding (FoU) on Cooperation in the Hydrocarbon Sector with Bangladesh. 
  19. 3; The Finance Ministry has rejected iPhone makerApple's demand for tax exemptions for setting up a manufacturing unit in India saying that the decision will have to be taken up by the GST Council. 
  20. 2; A short film made by a student from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, has made It to a selection of films to be screened at the film festival in Cannes. Payal Kapadia's 13-minute film, Afternoon Clouds, has been chosen in the Cinefondation category, open to film schools across the world. 
  21. 3; Veteran Indian off-spimer Harbhajan Shgh was named one of the eight ambassadors for the ICC Champions Trophy scheduled in England from June 1 to 18, 2017. 
  22. 2; The Supreme Court dismissed yet anoth-er petition filed by a UP resident seeking to pay undisclosed income along with tax and penalty in old notes under the Pradhan Mantri Garth Kalyan Yojana. 
  23. 2; Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to launch SHIM-Aadhaar, the merchant interface of the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) mobile application, on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti to pave the way for making digital payments by citizens using the Aadhaar platform. 
  24. 4; Officials of Kheri district in India and Kanchanpur in Nepal have agreed to a joint survey of their boundaries to resolve border dispute. 
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