JULY 20, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. 10 year old Zion Harvey, the first child in the world to undergo a double hand transplant, is now able to write, feed and dress himself. He underwent surgery to replace both hands in July 2015.
  2. According to U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, The first half of 2017 was the second warmest on record, only behind 2016.
  3. Rating agency Crisil said that banks may have to take a haircut of 60%, worth Rs. 2.4 lakh crore, to settle 50 large stressed assets with debt of Rs. 4 lakh crore which account for half of the Rs. 8 lakh crore NPA in the banking system as on 31.03.2017. The agency also estimated that banks have provisioned for about 40% of this exposure.
  4. BharatNet project deadline had been pushed to March 2019, actual deadline is March 2017.
    BharatNet project seeks to bring high speed broadband to all 2.5 lakh gram panchayats (GPs) through optical fibre. Centre had been able to lay optical fibre in nearly one lakh GPs, however only about 22000 GPs have been provided Internet connectivity.  Total estimated expenditure of Rs. 42,068 crore for the implementation of the project bank-rolled from the Universal service obligation Fund.
  5. Health Ministry and NITI Aayog have developed a framework to let private hospitals run select services within district hospitals, on a 30 year lease. The government will be allowing a single private partner or consortium of private partners to bid for space in district level hospitals. Under this Public Private Partnership (PPP), care for only three non-communicable diseases- Cardiac pulmonary and cancer disease care will be provided.
  6. T.R. Zeliang was sworn as the Chief Minister of Nagaland in the place of Shurhozelieetsu, who was sacked by Governor P.B. Acharya.

October 3 Complete Reference To Current Affairs

  1. Indian-American engineer a Stanford University Who recently won US Medal of Science is? –Thomas Kailath.
  2. What is the Full Form of IOSCO recently in news? —International Organization of Securities Commission.
  3. Indra Gandhi Thermal Power Station is located in which city.? –Haryana.
  4. Recenlty Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda termed as new Prime Minister of which Country.? —Uganda.
  5. Veteran Industrialist, chairman of Coimbatore based Sakhti Group has passed away.? —N. Mahalingam.
  6. Renctly a term ART Bill 2014 is in news. What is the full form of ART.? –Assisted Reproductive Technollogies.

Current Affairs Quiz Important Questions Set 1

Q.1
What is the rank achieved by India among the medical tourism destinations in Asia as per the study by KPMG-FICCI?

1. In Top three
2. In Top four 
3. On Top
4. Second Lowest 
5. None of these
Correct Ans: 1

Q.2  Name the committee which is probing N Srinivasan and 12 players in IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal?
1. Mudgal Committee
2. Kapil Dev Committee
3. Ravi Shastri Committee
4. Mehrotra Committee
5. None of these
Correct Ans: 1

Q.3 Consider the following statements-
(A)  India called-off the Foreign Secretary-level bilateral talks with Pakistan.
(B)  The decision was taken by the Union government after Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit invited Kashmiri separatist Hurriyat leaders in Delhi for a meet.
(C)  The high-level talk between the Foreign Secretaries of the two nations was supposed to be held on 25 August 2014 in Islamabad.
Which of the above statements is/are true?
1. Only A
2. All A, B and C 
3. Only B
4. Both B and C 
5. None of these
Correct Ans: 2

Q.4 Consider the following statements:
(A)   The Minister of Railways Shri D.V.Sadananda Gowda gave away cash awards to those Indian Railway sportspersons, who as a part of Indian contingent, won medals for India at recently concluded Commonwealth Games-2014, (CWG) at Glasgow, Scotland.
(B)  The cash awards are Rs. 25 lakh for winning Gold Medal, Rs. 20 for Silver Medal and Rs. 15 lakh for winning Bronze Medal.
(C)  In CWG-14 out of total 64 Medals won by India, Railway players bagged 9 Medals.
Which of the above statements is/are true?
1. Both A and B
2. Only A
3. Only B
4. All A, B and C
5. None of these
Correct Ans: 4

Q.5 Who has sworn in as the 17th Governor of Karnataka on 1st Sep’14?
1. P. Sathasivam 
2. Mridula Sinha
3. V R Vala
4. Om Prakash Kohli
5. None of these
Correct Ans: 3

Q.6 Who is the Union minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises at present?
1. Ananth kumar 
2. Dr. Najma A Heptulla
3. Ramvilas Paswan
4. Kalraj Mishra
5. None of these
Correct Ans: 4

Q.7 Name the Indian-American scientist who heads one of the world’s largest public research universities & plans to strengthen ties with India in the area of hospital management?
1. Pradeep K. Khosla
2. Lalitha Kumaramangalam
3. Antara Haldar  
4.  K K Paul
5. None of these
Correct Ans: 1

Q.8 Consider the following statements:
(A)  The President of India Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 6th Edition of Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee Rural Football Tournament at Raghunathganj in Murshidabad district, West Bengal.
(B)  The President witnessed the exhibition match between Eastern Railway Sport Club and Bhawanipur Club.
(C)  Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee was the freedom fighter and father of President Pranab Mukherjee.
Which of the above statements is/are TRUE?
1. Only A
2. Only C
3. Both B and C
4. Both A and B
5. All A , B and C
Correct Ans: 5

Q.9 Which of the following countries has been known for the highest number of suicides in the world as per WHO report?
1. China
2. Belgium
3. Luxembourg
4. India
5. Iraq
Correct Ans: 4

Q.10 Consider the following statements:
(A)  World Humanitarian Day is observed across the world on 17 August .
(B)   The day is observed to recognise humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes.
(C)  The theme for the year 2014 is The World Needs More Humanitarian Heroes.
Which of the above statements is/are TRUE ?
1. Only A
2. Only B
3. Both B and C
4. Both A and C 
5. A, B and C
Correct Ans: 3

Q.11 Consider the following statements:
(A)  North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Summit 2014 was held in Wales
(B)  This was the first summit held in the United Kingdom since Margaret Thatcher welcomed NATO leaders to London in 1990.
(C)   More than 60 world leaders attended the NATO Summit. Ukraine, Afghanistan was the top agenda for leaders of NATO Summit
Which of the above statements is/are TRUE ?
1. Only A
2. Only B
3. Both A and C 
4. Both  B and C 
5. A,B and C
Correct Ans: 5

Q.12 Name the player who has won Men’s Singles title at the US Open Tennis ?
1. Marin Cilic 
2. Roger Federar
3. Rafael Nadal
4. Stanislas Wawrinka
5. None of these
Correct Ans: 1

Q.13 Which country secured the first rank in terms of effective regulation of the stock exchanges as per the report published by World Economic Forum (WEF)?
1. South Africa
2. South Korea
3. Netherland
4. India
5. USA
Correct Ans: 1

Q.14 Consider the following statements:
(A)  Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels agreed on a ceasefire agreement
(B)  The deal is also known as Minsk agreement.
(C)  The agreement was brokered by Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
Which of the above statements is/are TRUE ?
1. Only B     
2. Only C     
3. Both A and C
4. Both A and B
5. A,B and C
Correct Ans: 5

Q.15 Mahatma Ayyankali’s 152nd birth anniversary is celebrated on _____.
1. 8 September
2. 9 September
3. 11 September
4. 15 September 
5. 21 August
Correct Ans: 1

Q.16 Consider the following  statements-
(A)   The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the Nagpur Metro Rail Project.
(B)   The total project cost is Rs.8,680 crore, with Government of India contributing Rs 1,555 crore in the form of equity and subordinate debt.
(C)   The project shall be implemented by the Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. which will be set up as a 50:50 jointly owned company of the Government of India and the Government of Maharashtra.
Which of the above statement(s) is/are True?
1. A, B and C 
2. Only A and B
3. Only A
4. Only B and C
5. None of these
Correct Ans: 1

Q.17 Consider the following statements-
(A)  State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) announced to invest 5219 crore rupees for the production of Daman gas fields in the Arabian Sea.
(B)  The investment will be made towards Daman Development project to enhance production of natural gas and condensate in its Tapti Daman Block in Arabian Sea by the mid of 2016.
(C)  The project envisages installation of seven well head platforms, one riser platform with associated pipelines and drilling of 28 wells.
Which of the above statement(s) is/are False?
1. Only A
2. Only C
3. Only B
4. A, B and C
5. None of these
Correct Ans: 5

Q.18 Which country has announced doubling of its private and public investment in India to about $34 billion over the next five years even as the two countries decided to elevate their ties to a special strategic global partnership but failed to conclude a civil nuclear deal?
1. Myanmar
2. Japan
3. Russia
4. Vietnam
5. USA
Correct Ans: 2

Q.19 For which states Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs(CCEA) has approved Rs. 4754 Crore for power transmission?
1. Arunachal Pradesh and Maharashtra
2. Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim
3.  Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra
4. Andhra Pradesh and Meghalaya
5. Arunachal Pradesh and Jharkhand
Correct Ans: 2

Q.20 Which company has launched the Android One based mobile phones, recently?
1. Yahoo
2. Infosys
3. Google
4. Apple
5. Blackberry
Correct Ans: 3