Current Affairs

Current Affairs for the Month of March 2017

1.Name the American startup that launches small satellites into orbit and sells the imagery, has announced its acquisition of Google’s ‘Terra Bella’ satellite business.
(a) Flyrobe
(b) Nowfloats
(c) Planet Labs
(d) Finomena

2.Name the England cricketer has been honoured with Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE). He was awarded the CBE at the Buckingham Palace by Prince Charles.
(a) Joe Root
(b) Alastair Cook
(c) James Anderson
(d) Eoin Morgan

3.Recently a mobile app has helped recover611 missing children in 2016. The app helpedChinese authorities had been developed by
(a) Amoi
(b) China Mobile
(c) Alibaba
(d) China Netcom

4.In which country scientists have found the world’s oldest emoji – a smiley face scrawledin a legal document dating back to 1635?
(a) Slovakia
(b) Hungary
(c) Poland
(d) Switzerland

5.Measles Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign has been launched by the Union Govt in the country at
(a) Pune
(b) Bengaluru
(c) Chennai
(d) Mysore

6.Which State Government has launched Chief Minister Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana (CMSGUY) to bring about paradigm shift towards holistic development of villages in the state?
(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Rajasthan
(c) Haryana
(d) Assam
7.According to a recent research, it has beenconfirmed that Neurocalyx calycinus has mul-tiple therapeutic properties. The medicinalplant is endemic to the Western Ghats and
(a) Bhutan 
(b) Nepal 
(c) Sri Lanka 
(d) Thailand
8.Which country will host two internationalevents in 2017, the FIBAWomen’s Asia Cupand FIBAUnder – 16 Women’s AsianChampionship and the Basketball Federationof India (BFI) ?
(a) China 
(b) India
(c) Thailand 
(d) None of the above
9.In Gujarat, the Sports Minister Vijay Goel haslaid the Foundation Stone for the first everPara training center at
(a) Gandhinagar 
(b) Bhuj
(c) Ahemdabad 
(d) Surat
10.Name the renowned Pakistani novelist,short-writer and TV playwright has passedaway in Feb, 2017 at the age of 88 years after a prolonged illness
(a) Ahmed Faraz 
(b) Agha Shorish Kashmiri
(c) Bano Qudsia 
(d) Daud Kamal
11.Who is the Chief Minister of Assam?
(a) Sarbananda Sonowal 
(b) Himanta Biswa Sarma
(c) Ranjit Kumar Das 
(d) Parimal Suklabaidya
12.Who was the first woman chief minister of Tamil Nadu?
(a) Jayalalithaa 
(b) Janaki Ramachandran
(c) Rani Annadurai 
(d) Jayanthi Natarajan
13.In which country the world’s smallest pace-maker has been successfully implanted forthe first time in a patient?
(a) USA
(b) Germany 
(c) Russia 
(d) Italy
14.In which city the Ujjivan Small Finance Bankofficially started its operation with five pilotbranches in
(a) Chennai 
(b) Bengaluru
(c) Pune
(d) Itanagar
15.Which country has been announced to hostWorld Billiards Championship for next fouryears?
(a) Australia 
(b) India 
(c) England 
(d) Sri Lanka
16.ATripartite Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) has been signed among the Ministryof Tourism, M/s NPCC & NBCC and theState Govt of for the implementation ofTourism projects in
(a) Jammu and Kashmir 
(b) Gujarat
(c) Assam 
(d) Odisha
17.With which cross-border payment networkAxis Bank has tied up to enable faster out-bound cross-border payments for its cus-tomers through Earthport’s state-of-the-artglobal payments network?
(a) PayPal 
(b) Stripe 
(c) Earthport Plc 
(d) Payline Data
18.Which bank has signed an agreement withReligare Health Insurance Co Ltd to marketits products and services through the distri-bution network of the bank across India?
(a) Canara Bank 
(b) Corporation Bank
(c) Central Bank of India
(d) Andhra Bank
19.In an effort to strengthen the bilateral rela-tions between India and UAE, the IndianCoast Guard Ship (ICGS) Samudra Pavakmade a goodwill visit at the Mina Al Rashid(Dubai Port) from February 4 to 7, 2017.The ships were built by
(a) Rolls-Royce Holdings 
(b) Sumitomo Heavy Industries
(c) China State Shipbuilding Corporation
(d) Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries
20.Anew study conducted by scientists incollaboration with the UN Food andAgricultural Organization (FAO), two newgroups of wheat rust have been identifiedthat posed threat to wheat produced inAfrica, Asia and Europe in 2016. The twonew groups include
(a) Root rust 
(b) Yellow rust 
(c) Stem rust 
(d) Both (b) and (c)
21.The Union Human Resource DevelopmentMinistry is set to constitute a NationalTesting Agency (NTA) which will be respon-sible for conducting examinations for
(a) Primary Education 
(b) Secondary Education
(c) Higher and secondary education
(d) None of the above
22.In which of the places the Railway Ministryhas set to develop the first ever railway line
(a) Andaman and Nicobar Island 
(b) Lakshadweep
(c) Daman and Diu
(d) None of the above
23.The Union Govt has formed a committee togive a report on ways to improve India’s Hajpolicy and also look into the issue of subsidyto the pilgrimage. How many members con-stitute the committee?
(a) Three members        
(b) Four members 
(c) Six-members            
(d) Nine members
24.Who has been appointed as the ChiefExecutive Officer (CEO) for Adani Group’srenewable energy business unit inAustralia?
(a) Ameet Desai 
(b) Jennifer Purdie 
(c) Pranav Adani        
(d) Jatin Jalundhwala
25.Who has been sworn in as the U.S. educa-tion secretary on 7th Feb 2017?
(a) Jacob Lew
(b) Loretta Lynch 
(c) Betsy DeVos 
(d) Sally Jewell
26.Who clinched the Men’s Singles title in the81st Senior National BadmintonChampionships tournament played inPatna?
(a) Lakshya Sen        
(b) Sourabh Verma 
(c) Sameer Bhagwat  
(d) Deanne Rodrigues
27. The Implementation and Assessment GroupMeeting of the Global Initiative to CombatNuclear Terrorism began in
(a) New Delhi 
(b) Bengaluru 
(c) Pune
(d) Guwahati
28.Who among the following is the first British monarch to reach her Sapphire Jubilee on the throne?
(a) Queen Elizabeth I 
(b) Queen Elizabeth II 
(c) Both (a) and (b) 
(d) None of the above
29.In which state the 14th Men’s Hockey WorldCup will be held in 2018?
(a) Odisha 
(b) Chhattisgarh 
(c) Jharkhand 
(d) Telangana
30.Who has bagged a bronze medal in the 500 m time trial for junior women in the Asia Track cycling championship?
(a) Gong Jinjie 
(b) Lee Wai Sze
(c) Jiang Fan
(d) Alena Reji
31.Who is the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia?
(a) Anatoly Chubais
(b) Vitaly Mutko 
(c) Sergey Lavrov 
(d) Alexei Kudrin
32.Name the BCCI General Manager (Game development) appointed as the observer for the one-off Test between India and Bangladesh.
(a) Sandeep Patil        
(b) Syed Saba Karim 
(c) Ratnakar Shetty     
(d) Aman Kumar
33.In which country scientists have developedterahertz (THz) transmitter technology, anext generation system which can transmitdigital data over 10 times faster than 5Gmobile networks?
(a) China 
(b) Japan 
(c) Germany
(d) Russia
34.Which of the North Eastern states has become the first state to implement e-Cabinet solution for the state cabinet ministers?
(a) Assam 
(b) Manipur 
(c) Arunachal Pradesh 
(d) Nagaland
35.The Reserve Bank (RBI) has decided toset up an inter-disciplinary panel on cybersecurity. In this regard the decision hasbeen taken on the recommendation ofexpert panel headed by
(a) Meena Hemchandra  
(b) Chandan Sinha
(c) Bharat Narotam Doshi 
(d) Anjuly Chib Duggal
36.What was the theme for the Assam budget presented for the session 2017-18 in thestate assembly?
(a) Resurgent Assam  
(b) Restorative Assam 
(c) Renascent Assam 
(d) Revived Assam
37.An indigenously developed Telemetry &Telecommand Processor (TTCP) will beused in Integrated Spacecraft Testing of
(a) Low Earth Orbit 
(b) Geostationary Orbit
(c) Interplanetary Spacecraft 
(d) All of the above
38.Who has been confirmed as the nextAttorney General of the United States?
(a) Jeff Sessions     
(b) Thomas Jefferson 
(c) War Henry Knox   
(d) Edmund Randolph
39.Which of the following firms has launched the eco-friendly products to save the beaches of Bali?
(a) Avani Eco 
(b) East Art Co. Ltd.
(c) eSiamCenter Trading Co. Ltd. 
(d) Infinity Green Co. Ltd.
40. Who has been appointed as the ambas-sador for Sony BBC Earth?
(a) Deepika Padukone  
(b) Kareena Kapoor 
(c) Anushka Sharma     
(d) Kangana Ranau
41. Who has been appointed as the Managing Director and CEO ofthe National Stock Exchange?
(a) Ashok Chawla         
(b) Ravi Narain 
(c) Vikram Limaye        
(d) Abhay Havaldar

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