17 Jul 2017

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

Important Current Affairs GK Quiz for IBPS & Upcoming Exams 2017 (13th 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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Directions (Q. 1-10):
1). Ornamental fish hatchery to be set up in which of the following state?

Odisha
Karnataka
Kerala
Haryana
Madhya Pradesh
1). Answer: D
Explanation: The Haryana government has decided to set up a modern ornamental fish hatchery in Jhajjar district at a cost of Rs 13.68 crore. “This will be the first-of-its-kind project in the country,” Agriculture and Fisheries minister Om Prakash Dhankar said.

2). Which of the following state becomes the first state in the country to fix minimum educational qualification for contesting cooperative body polls?
Tamil Nadu
Kerala
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Mizoram
2). Answer: C
Explanation: Rajasthan becomes the first state in the country to fix minimum educational qualification for contesting cooperative body polls.

3). Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has recently launched an ambitious flagship program titled “LIFE”. What is an “E” stand for?
Energy
Entrepreneurship
Economy
Environment
None of the above
3). Answer: B
Explanation: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has recently launched an ambitious flagship program titled “Livelihood Intervention and Facilitation of Entrepreneurship” (LIFE) at Songsak. LIFE will focus on capacity building, Under the program, every 10 SHGs (Self-Help Groups) will be motivated to act like a bank and help each other. LIFE aims to bring all the poor and vulnerable women into the SHGs movement.

4). Which of the following minister will lead a high-level Central team to assess the rescue and relief operations in the flood-affected areas of the north-east?
Rajnath Singh
Venkaiah Naidu
Kiren Rijiju
Uma Bharathi
Jual Oram
4). Answer: C
Explanation: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju will lead a high-level Central team to assess the rescue and relief operations in the flood-affected areas of the north-east. During the three day tour, beginning Thursday, the delegation will visit Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur, where more than 15 lakh people have been marooned by flood water.

5). Which of the following country will host 8th edition of Theatre Olympics in 2018?
India
Brazil
China
Japan
Germany
5). Answer: A
Explanation: India will host 8th edition of Theatre Olympics in 2018, the biggest theatre celebration of the world. The greatest carnival will start from February 17-April 08, 2018. India is hosting this event for the first time. Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma stated in New Delhi that the Theatre Olympics will put India firmly among the top nations in the world theatre map. The Theatre Olympics will take place simultaneously in various cities across the country. There will be five hundred plays and seven hundred ambiance performances from across the world.

6). The Telecom department has made GPS mandatory for all phones from ______?
July 1 2017
August 1 2018
September 1 2018
July 1 2018
January 1 2018
6). Answer: E
Explanation: The Telecom department has made it mandatory for all phones, including feature phones, to install Global Positioning System (GPS) from January 1, 2018. The order aims to ensure consumers' safety as GPS can help locate them in emergency situations.

7). The government has started a story-telling contest named 'Aadhaar Hai To Aasaani Hai’ to create awareness about Aadhaar number.What is the prize money for top five winners each?
50,000 Rs
10,000 Rs
25,000 Rs
20,000 Rs
No prize has been announced
7). Answer: D
Explanation: To create awareness about Aadhaar number, the government has started a story-telling contest named 'Aadhaar Hai To Aasaani Hai '. People willing to participate can send a 200-500 word-long story about Aadhaar till August 8 midnight. The top five stories will be awarded Rs 20,000 each, while the next 20 stories will be awarded Rs 5,000 each.

8). A Model United Nations (MUN) Regional Conference is being held at which of the following city recently?
Tokyo
Kathmandu
Beijing
Shangai
Mumbai
8). Answer: B
Explanation: A Model United Nations (MUN) Regional Conference is being held at Kathmandu. The event is organised by the US Embassy in partnership with the Youth Thinker’s Society. Youths from 12 South and Central Asian countries including India are participating in 5-day conference. The basic aim of the MUN is to provide a platform to young minds to channelize energy and resources for a more prosperous and peaceful world. The conference simulate four UN committees-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Economic and Financial Committee (ECOFIN), United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

9). Which of the following bank recently waives charge on IMPS fund transfer of up to Rs 1,000?
ICICI
AXIS
Indian Bank
HDFC
SBI
9). Answer: E
Explanation: Country's largest bank SBI has waived charges for fund transfer of up to Rs 1,000 through its IMPS (Immediate Payment Service) to promote small transactions. State Bank of India had been charging Rs 5 along with the applicable service tax for IMPS fund transfer of up to Rs 1,000. IMPS is an instant interbank electronic fund transfer service through mobile phones as well as internet banking. For IMPS, the charge will be Rs 5 along GST for fund transfer in the range of Rs 1,000 to Rs 1 lakh. The charge will go up to Rs 15 for transactions of Rs 1-2 lakh. GST at the rate of 18 per cent is applicable on all financial transactions.

10). Which of the following country recently appoints female CEO named Farzaneh Sharafbani to lead airline for the first time since 1940?
Iraq
Saudi Arabia
Qatar
Iran
Afghanistan
10). Answer: D
Explanation: Iran has appointed a female CEO to lead its national airline Iran Air for the first time since it was established in the 1940s. The state owned IRAN daily reported on Wednesday that the Transport Minister appointed Farzaneh Sharafbani, 44, who holds a PhD in aerospace engineering.