Current Affairs

April 1st Week 2017 Current Affairs

1. Name the Pakistan cricketer has announced his retirement from international cricket in February 2017.
a) Misbah-ul-Haq
b) Younis Khan
c) Mohammad Hafeez
d) Shahid Afridi

2. In February, the National Biodiversity Congress (NBC) 2017 was held in ………
a) Thiruvananthapuram
b) Kochi
c) Kozhikode
d) Thrissur

3. Who has been sworn-in as the 17th Chief Minister of Nagaland?
a) Neiphiu Rio
b) K. G. Kenye
c) Shurhozelie Liezitsu
d) None

4. Which state government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NABARD for a loan of Rs.874 crore for Horticulture Development?
a) Andhra Pradesh
b) Telangana
c) Tripura
d) Mizoram

5. Which state assembly has passed Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2017 to empower the state government to use Aadhar as sole identifier?
a) Gujarat
b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Tamil Nadu
d) Telangana

6. In which city the Union Govt has launched ‘Cyber Swachhta Kendra’ for Botnet cleaning and Malware analysis as a part of digital India initiative?
a) Chennai
b) Pune
c) New Delhi
d) Bengaluru

7. Ministry of Textiles has signed an MoU signed for the welfare of Handicraft Artisans belonging to Scheduled Casts with …….
a) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
b) Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
c) Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)
d) Ministry of Minority Affairs

8. The Union Govt has announced to set up the first heliport in India in …….
a) Delhi
b) Maharashtra
c) Karnataka
d) Manipur

9. SAATHIYA Resource Kit and SAATHIYA SALAH mobile app has been launched for ….
a) Tribal Youth
b) Women
c) Adolescents
d) Children

10. In which of the states the expansion of rotavirus vaccine has been announced to be expanded?
a) Assam
b) Tripura
c) Rajasthan
d) All of the above

11. Who among the following has been selected for the prestigious Vyas Samman 2016?
a) Surendra Verma
b) Jainendra Kumar
c) Kedarnath Singh
d) Ram Vilas Sharma

12. In how many circles the Bharti Airtel has acquired Telenor India’s operations?
a) Five circles
b) Six circles
c) Seven circles
d) Eight circles

13. The World Trade Organization’s trade facilitation agreement, which seeks to ease customs norms, came into effect from with its two-thirds members ratifying the pact. How many countries are members of the WTO?
a) 160 members
b) 164 members
c) 168 members
d) 170 members

14. Recently astronomers have discovered seven Earth-sized planets orbiting around a star called …….
b) Cygnus X-1
c) BPM 37093
d) HR 465

15. With which bank the Direct-to-home operator Dish TV joined hands with for digital payments?
a) Punjab National Bank
b) ICICI bank
c) City Union Bank
d) Federal Bank

16. Which bank has been given the IBABanking Technology award 2016?
a) Allahabad Bank
b) Andhra Bank
c) Corporation Bank
d) Karnataka Bank

17. Bandipur National Park is in news for firing one of its worst droughts in decades. The national park is in …….
a) Karnataka
b) Maharashtra
c) Chhattisgarh
d) Jharkhand

18. Which country has lifted ban on women soldiers in February 2017?
a) Switzerland
b) Turkey
c) Niger
d) Cameroon

19. Kenneth J. Arrow has passed away in California on 20th February 2017. He was a renowned …….
a) Public Servant
b) Lawyer
c) Musician
d) Economist

20. Who has become the first woman commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police?
a) Margaret Damer Dawson
b) Louise A. Jackson
c) Cressida Dick
d) None of the above

21. Which country has launched a nationwide military operation ‘Radd-ul-Fasad’ to eliminate terrorists?
a) Pakistan
b) Afghanistan
c) Turkey
d) Syria

22. Which of the following has announced to host the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Global Aviation Training and TRAINAIR PLUS Symposium?
a) Qatar Airlines
b) Indian Airlines
c) Ethiopian Airlines
d) Australian Airlines

23. Recently the Centre announced that it would issue applications for the fourth tranche of the Sovereign Gold Bond scheme from February 27 to March 3. The bonds will not be sold through:
a) Banks
b) Post Offices
c) Gram Panchayats
d) Bombay Stock Exchange

24. Recently India have signed USD 375 million pact for loans and grants to develop 800-km Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor, which is the first phase of a planned 2,500- km East Coast Economic Corridor with whom among the following?
a) NDB
b) ADB
c) World Bank
d) IMF

25. Recently India and Bangladesh signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the sustainable development of which Bangladeshi city with financial aid from India?
a) Rangpur
b) Chittagong
c) Sylhet
d) Khulna

26. Recently India has approved a deal to develop jointly a medium range surface-toair missile (MR-SAM) system for the Army in Rs.17,000-crore deal with which of the following country?
a) Russia
b) China
c) Israel
d) Australia

27. Development of Bet Dwarka Darshan Circuit in Gujarat under the Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) has been approved by …….
a) Ministry of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises
b) Ministry of Corporate Affairs
c) Ministry of Urban Development
d) Ministry of Labour and Employment

28. With which country India has signed a mega missile deal of Rs.17,000?
a) Israel
b) Germany
c) Russia
d) USA

29. To what spot Parvez Ahmed climbed in the second round of the Amoeba National Tenpin bowling championship held on 24th Feb, 2017?
a) Second
b) Third
c) Fourth
d) Fifth

30. Who has won the EY’s entrepreneur of the year award?
a) Vijay Shekhar Sharma
b) Kunal Bahl
c) Vivek Sehgal
d) Dhiraj Rajaram

31. Which bank has tied up with Chola MS to sell insurance products?
a) Andhra Bank
b) Oriental Bank of Commerce
c) Bank of Maharashtra
d) Allahabad Bank

32. Which country has become Germany’s most important trading partner in 2016, overtaking US?
a) China
b) India
c) Canada
d) United Kingdom

33. With which global payment network the Andhra Pradesh government has signed a MoU to develop Visakhapatnam into India’s first ‘less cash’ city?
a) BitPay
b) Visa
c) MPay
d) Payzone

34. On 24th February, 2017 ….Central Excise Day 2017 was observed in New Delhi.
a) 70th
b) 72nd
c) 74th
d) 78th

35. With which country India has signed an agreement on enhancing railway safety in the Indian Railways with focus on railway track and rolling stock safety?
a) Japan
b) France
c) China
d) Germany

36. Which state government has announced to launch first sex offenders’ registry to contain all identification details of sex offenders to be kept in public domain?
a) Tamil Nadu
b) Kerala
c) Haryana
d) Punjab

37. India and Germany have ratified the Social Security Agreement (SSA) to help promote more investment flows between the two countries. The SSA will come into force from:
a) 1st April 2017
b) 1st May 2017
c) 1st June 2017
d) 1st July 2017

38. With which of the following banks the IRCTC has launched railway booking facility?
a) United Bank of India
b) Union Bank of India
c) Syndicate Bank
d) Punjab & Sindh Bank

39. Recently Rajasthan Govt has appointed three-member committee on 7th Pay Commission. The committee is headed by:
a) Anil Vaish
b) R.K. Nayar
c) D. C. Samant
d) Inderjit Khanna

40. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the enhancement of capacity of the Scheme for Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects from 20,000 MW to ….
a) 40,000 MW
b) 45,000 MW
c) 50,000 MW
d) 52,000 MW

41. The International Olympic Committee is in news for replacing bullets with laser beams. The non-profit, non-governmental organization is based in …….
a) Paris, France
b) Lausanne, Switzerland
c) Basel, Switzerland
d) Geneva, Switzerland

42. At which of the places Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled a 112-feet-tall Lord Shiva statue on the occasion of Mahashivratri?
a) Coimbatore
b) Tiruchirappalli
c) Tirunelveli
d) Vellore

43. In which city India’s first hill station bicycle path has been inaugurated?
a) Kalimpong
b) Siligur
c) Darjeeling
d) Sandakphu

44. NCAER has been in news for lowering the India’s growth forecast to 6.9%. It is head quartered at …….
a) Lucknow
b) New Delhi
c) Kanpur
d) Bengaluru

45. Recently which of the following countries has/ have been suspended from voting in the United Nations General assembly (UNGA) in the 2016-17 session for not paying dues to the world body?
a) Venezuela
b) Libya
c) Both (a) and (b)
d) None of the above

46. Who has clinched the Bronze medal in the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup?
a) Heena Sidhu
b) Pooja Ghatkar
c) Anjali Bhagwat
d) Anisa Sayyed

47. At the 89th Oscar Academy Awards ceremony, how many awards were won by ‘La La land’?
a) Five
b) Six
c) Seven
d) Eight

48. Who has been announced to represent Olympic Committee in BWF?
a) Saina Nehwal
b) P.V. Sindhu
c) Abhinav Bindra
d) Yogeshwar Dutt

April 1st Week 2017 Current Affairs

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