10 Jul 2017

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

Important Current Affairs GK Quiz for IBPS & Upcoming Exams 2017 (8th 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.What is the name of the student- scientist connect program was jointly launched by CSIR & KVS in New Delhi recently?

JIGYASA
JAGYASA
JIGNASA
JIGYARA
None of the above
1). Answer: A
Explanation: Jigyasa, a student- scientist connect program was officially launched in New Delhi recently. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has joined hands with KendriyaVidyalayaSangathan (KVS) to implement this program. MoU signing ceremony was held in the presence of Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Science & Technology and ShriPrakashJavadekar, Minister of HRD. The focus is on connecting school students and scientists so as to extend student’s classroom learning with that of a very well planned research laboratory based learning. “JIGYASA” is one of the major initiative taken up by CSIR at the national level, during its Platinum Jubilee Celebration Year.

2. Twelfth G20 Summit was held recently in which of the following city?

Moscow, Russia
Beijing, China
Hamburg, Germany
Shangai, China
Berlin, Germany
2). Answer: C
Explanation: Hamburg is hosting the twelfth G20 Summit on the 7th and 8th of July, 2017. The G20, or group of 20, is an international meeting between heads of states, finance ministers and central bank governors from the world’s leading economies.

3. France will end sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by ______?
2020
2025
2030
2040
2035
3). Answer: D
Explanation: France will end sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as part of an ambitious plan to meet its targets under the Paris climate accord, Emmanuel Macron’s government has announced.

4. Which of the following organization/department has allowed systematically important non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) to sell and market the new pension scheme (NPS)?
SEBI
RBI
Finance Ministry
EPFO
None of the above
4). Answer: B
Explanation: The Reserve Bank of India has allowed systematically important non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) to sell and market the new pension scheme (NPS). NBFCs with asset size of Rs500 crore and above that have made a net profit in the preceding financial year be permitted to sell NPS to their clients after registration with the pension regulator.

5. India has slipped by one spot to become the ________largest foreign investor into the UK?
Fourth
Third
Fifth
Tenth
Second
5). Answer: A
Explanation: India has slipped by one spot to become the fourth-largest foreign investor into the UK, according to the official figures released here today. The US remains on the top, investing in 577 projects in the UK, with China (including Hong Kong) remaining in second place with 160 projects. India set up 127 new projects in Britain last year and safeguarded 7,645 existing jobs as a result and created 3,999 new jobs in 2016-17.India shares the fourth spot with Australia and New Zealand, which also set up 127 projects collectively.

6. Finance Minister has launched an appto verify the accurate tax rate on commodity and services under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. What is the name of the app?
GST Calculator
GST helper
GST for India
GST Rates Finder
None of the above
6). Answer: D
Explanation: Centre has launched an app – GST Rates Finder to verify the accurate tax rate on commodity and services under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. Finance Minister ArunJaitley launched the app in New Delhi. Through this app, user can determine GST rate by entering the name of the commodity or service. The search result will list all the Goods and Services containing the name which was typed in the search box. A taxpayer can search for applicable CGST, SGST, UTGST rate and Compensation Cess on a supply. This mobile app can be downloaded on any smartphone and can work in offline mode, once downloaded.

7. Oracle picks which of the following city for its first digital hub in Asia-Pacific?
Chennai
Hyderabad
Pune
New Delhi
Bengaluru
7). Answer: E
Explanation: American tech giant Oraclehas said it is opening its firstdigital hub in Asia Pacific,which will be based inBengaluru. The company,with annual revenue ofmorethan $37 billion, saidthe hub would providecloud computing technologyandresources to small andmedium businesses to empowerthem in their digitaltransformation.

8. Which of the following person has been appointed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Autism in South Asia recently?
VaimaWahab
Rima Chatterji
SimaSengupta
SaimaWazedHossain
JunaimaBegamMehrusa
8). Answer: D
Explanation: SaimaWazedHossain, a globally renowned champion for the cause of autism spectrum disorder has been appointed as the WHO's goodwill ambassador for autism in the world body's Southeast Asia region. Her appointment is for a period of two years. As WHO Goodwill Ambassador, Hossain will be promoting the Thimphu Declaration which emphasizes on integrating the needs of autism affected people into national health and socioeconomic development plans.

9. Which of the following country topped the foreign investor into the UK?
Hong Kong
Singapore
United States of America
Japan
Canada
9). Answer: C
Explanation: The US remains on the top, investing in 577 projects in the UK, with China (including Hong Kong) remaining in second place with 160 projects.

10. Who is the current chairman of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India?
Tapan Roy
B.Manjunath
T.S.Vijayan
A.R.John Mathew
None of the above
10). Answer: C
Explanation: T.S.Vijayanis the current chairman of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India.