3 Jul 2017

Important Current Affairs GK Quiz for IBPS & Upcoming Competitive Exams 2017

Important Current Affairs GK Quiz for IBPS & Upcoming Exams 2017 (1st July 2017):
Dear Readers, Here we have given the Current Affairs GK questions based on the previous days Daily Current Affairs updates. Candidates those who are preparing for Upcoming Banking exams can use these questions.




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1.Chartered Accountants’ Day celebrated on which of the following day?
June 30th
July 2nd
July 1st
June 1st
June 25th
1).Answer: c)
Explanation: Chartered Accountants’ Day celebrated on July 1st
2.Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is now turned into a new name called _____?
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
Chhatrapati Maharaj
Maharaj Chhatrapati
Guru Dev Chhatrapati
None of the above
2).Answer: a)
Explanation: Mumbai’s iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station has been rechristened with addition of an honorific ‘Maharaj’ after ‘Shivaji’ to its earlier name. The British-era landmark was called Victoria Terminus before it was named after the Maratha warrior king in1996. The Central Railway (CR) issued a notification to this effect on June 27.

3.Which of the following country extends ban on Western food imports for another 18 months?
China
Japan
North Korea
South Korea
Russia
3).Answer: e)
Explanation: Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to extend a ban on Western food imports for another 18 months after the European Union extended economic sanctions against Russia. Putin’s office published a decree on Friday that keeps the food ban in place until December 31, 2018.

4.India has contributed how much amount to the UN Peace building Fund recently?
$350,000
$200,000
$500,000
$400,000
$600,000
4). Answer: c)
Explanation: India has contributed $500,000 to the UN Peace building Fund, expressing hope that more funding by nations will boost efforts by the world body to build and sustain peace. India has been a member of the Peace building Commission since its inception in December 2005 and has so far contributed $5 million to the Peacebuilding Fund. The fresh contribution of $500,000 to the fund will be affected over the coming days. The fund was launched to support activities, actions, programmes and organisations that seek to build a lasting peace in countries emerging from conflict.
5.The government has lowered interest rate on small saving schemes by what per cent for the July- September quarter?
0.2
0.1
0.5
0.3
None of the above
Answer: b)
Explanation: The government has lowered interest rate on small saving schemes by 0.1 per cent for the July- September quarter. The move will prompt banks to lower deposit rates. The rates of small saving schemes like PPF, Kisan Vikas Patra and Sukanya Samriddhi have been lowered across the board compared to the April-June quarter.

6.Which of the following Two Indian-Americans to be honoured with Great Immigrants award recently?.
Shantanu Narayen & Krishna Murthy
Bharatwaj apua & Vivek Murthy
Shantanu Narayen & Vivek Murthy
Arjun Narayen & Vivek Murthy
None of the above
6).Answer: c)
Explanation: Two Indian-Americans, Adobe Chief Shantanu Narayen and former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy are among 38 immigrants to be honoured this year for their role in helping advance the country's society, culture and economy. Narayen and Murthy will be honoured with the prestigious 'Great Immigrants' annual award on US's Independence day on Tuesday.

7. S.N. Subrahmanyan takes charge as the CEO and MD of which of the following organization?
Hyundai Motors
Larsen & Toubro
Maruti Motors
TATA Communications
Reliance Communications
7).Answer: b)
Explanation: S.N. Subrahmanyan takes charge as the CEO and MD of Larsen & Toubro from Saturday, marking the end of an almost two-decade-long tenure of A.M. Naik at the helm. The appointment was approved by the board in April and marks a major change in leadership at L & T, where Naik served for more than 52 years, including as head for 17 years, said a statement. Subrahmanyan is currently the deputy managing director and president of L & T.
8. US President Donald Trump has nominated Krishna R. Urs to be the ambassador to which of the following country?
Hungary
Netherland
Croatia
Peru
Uganda
8). Answer: d)
Explanation: US President Donald Trump has nominated Krishna R. Urs to be the ambassador to Peru, the White House announced. The appointment of Urs, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, would have to be approved by the Senate. He is currently Charge d’Affaires of the US Embassy in Madrid. Urs took over after James Costos, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama, resigned. Urs, a 30-year veteran of the Foreign Service was earlier the Deputy Chief of Mission in Spain.
9.Rahul Dravid has extended his contract as the coach of the U-19 and ‘A’ teams for a year term of how many years?
Two years
One years
Three years
Five years
None of the above
9). Answer: a)
Explanation: Former India captain, Rahul Dravid, who has played a part in shaping the careers of India’s junior teams from 2015 to 2017, has given his consent to continue as the coach of India under-19 and India ‘A’ team for two more years (2017-2019).

10.BHEL has entered into a technology collaboration agreement with which of the following organization for manufacturing of stainless steel coaches and bogies for metros recently?
Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd
Kia Manufacturing industry
Korean Stainless steel producers
Russian Steel Producers Ltd
None of the above
10).Answer: a)
Explanation: Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has entered into a technology collaboration agreement with Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd (KHI) of Japan for manufacturing of stainless steel coaches and bogies for metros. The agreement covers establishing design, engineering and manufacturing facilities at BHEL using Japanese technology. It will also entitle BHEL for all technological advances and upgrades.




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