Important Current Affairs GK Quiz for IBPS& Upcoming Exams 2017 (14th 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.
Directions (Q. 1-11):
1). Which of the following person takes charge as Economic Affairs Secretary recently?
Explanation: Senior bureaucrat Subhash Chandra Garg assumed charge as Secretary of the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) in the Finance Ministry. A 1983 batch IAS officer from the Rajasthan cadre, Garg was World Bank Executive Director for Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Sri Lanka prior to this appointment. He succeeds Shaktikanta Das, who retired after an extended tenure on May 31. Corporate Affairs Secretary Tapan Ray was given additional charge of DEA Secretary after Das’ exit.
2). Who has been appointed as the new director-general of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DG-DRI) recently?
Explanation: Debi Prasad Dash, a 1985-batch Indian Revenue Service (Customs) officer, has taken over as director-general of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DG-DRI), the premier agency that tackles smuggling and black money. Mr. Dash was the acting DRI chief for the past five months. He has earlier worked in the UN Security Council, Commonwealth Secretariat, and the CBI.
3). Mithali Raj became the first women’s player to reach how many runs in ODI?
Explanation: Mithali Raj became the first women’s player to reach 6000 ODI runs.
4). India is set to get its first high-speed rail training center at which of the following state?
Explanation: The country is set to get its first high-speed rail training center at Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The center will provide for advanced training modules on cutting edge technologies. While India’s first bullet train is proposed to hit the track in 2023, the training center is supposed to start operating by 2020.
5). Which of the following state police become the first state police in India who will get ‘super cop belt’?
Explanation: Delhi police will be the first state police in India who will get ‘super cop belt’, a specially designed belt, widely used by Police in UK, USA, Russia and para-military forces like CRPF, CISF, NSG etc. This belt will help cops to keep things like Gun, Mobile Pouch, Security Batten, Wireless Set Pouch& ammunition pouch.
6). The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) to set up India’s first TISC in which of the following state?
Explanation: The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce& Industry has signed an Institutional agreement with the Punjab State Council of Science and Technology in New Delhi to establish India’s first Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) at Patent Information Centre, Punjab, under the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) TISC program. The objective of the TISC is to stimulate a dynamic, vibrant and balanced Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) system in India to foster creativity and innovation.
7). Which of the following state has become the first state to make social boycott?
Explanation: Maharashtra has become the first state to make social boycott a crime after President Pranab Mukherjee cleared the legislation. The Maharashtra Prohibition of People from Social Boycott (Prevention Prohibition and Redressal) Act prescribes a maximum punishment of three years in jail and a fine of Rs1lakh. It aims to prevent atrocities carried out by extra-judicial courts and caste panchayats. The Act also provides for compensation to victims. The fines imposed on violators will be used to compensate them.
8). Union cabinet has approved to set up ISARC in which of the following city?
Explanation: The union cabinet has approved the establishment of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), South Asia Regional Center (ISARC) at campus of National Seed Research and Training Center (NSRTC) in Varanasi.
9). Maharashtra government has launched a medical insurance scheme up to how many rupees?
Explanation: The Maharashtra government has launched a scheme to cover medical insurance of up to Rs10 lakh for legislators and their families. This scheme is aimed at curbing the use of fake bills in the medical reimbursement scheme the legislators were covered under earlier.
10). Railways Ministry launches RailCloud Project, NIVARAN-Grievance Portal and CTSE Scheme recently. What is “T” stands for in the CSTE?
Explanation: Cashless treatment Scheme in Emergency (CTSE)
11). 22nd World Petroleum Congress (WPC) International Conference held in which of the following place?
Explanation: The 22nd World Petroleum Congress (WPC) International Conference was held recently in Istanbul, Turkey. Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan visited Istanbul to represent India at the Conference. The theme for 22nd World Petroleum Congress was ‘Bridges To Our Energy Future’. WPC was first organized in year 1993. Currently, it is being held at the interval of three years.