Current Affairs Quiz : January 14 2017 Question And Answers
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1. Recently Election Commission issues Notification for Assembly Election in _______________________ and _______________________.
A. Manipur and Goa
B. Punjab and Goa
C. Uttarakhand and Punjab
D. Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand
Answer: Answer: B – Punjab and Goa – Explanation –The Notifications regarding the single phased Assembly elections in Punjab and Goa was issued by the Election Commission on January 11, 2017 to start the process of filing nomination papers in the state. Last date of filing nominations by candidate January 18, 2017.
2. Recently Supreme Courts Directs which state Government to Compenmsate Victims of Endosulfan Poisoning?
B. Tamil Nadu
Answer: C – Kerala – Explanation – The state government of Kerala has been directed by the Supreme Court on January 10, 2017 to pay Rs.500 crore as compensation to 5,000 victims suffering various types of deformities, health issues and other complication due to the use of Endosulfan pesticides in the state.
3. Which city going to host the World’s first gender literature fest?
Answer: A – Patna – Explanation –The world’s first ‘Gender Literature Festival’ is scheduled to be held in Patna, Bihar in the second week of April, 2017 its aim to create a platform, to exchange ideas, and to share and learn experiences of renowned people in the field of gender literature.
4. Which state Government signs MoU with NDDB to promote dairy development?
D. Arunachal Pradesh
Answer: D – Arunachal Pradesh – Explanation – Arunachal Pradesh Chief Secretary Shakuntala D Gamlin and NDDB Chairman Dilip Rath are signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the presence of Chief Minister Pema Khandu to kick-start a ‘white revolution’ in Arunachal Pradesh.
5. Recently _________________ year’s former MRF director KM Philip passes away.
Answer: A – 104 – Explanation – KM Philip, 104, former whole-time director on the board of MRF, passed away. Mr. Philip was a Padma Shri Awardee and a noted philanthropist.
6. Recently of what amount MoUs signed in textile sector during Vibrant Gujarat 2017?
A. 8050 crore
B. 8066 crore
C. 8835 crore
D. 8840 crore
Answer: C – Rs. 8835 crore – Explanation – Union Textiles Minister Zubin Irani on 12 January 2017 announced that Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) worth Rs 8835 crore were signed in textile sector. The MoUs were signed during 8th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017 in Gandhinagar.
7. What number of Annual Haj Quota Saudi Arabia Increases for India?
Answer: D – 34.500 – Explanation – Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Saudi Arabia’s Haj and Umrah Minister Dr. Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten inked an agreement on January 11, 2017 in Jeddah to hike the India’s annual Haj quota by 34,500.
8. Recently first underwater museum opens in Lanzarote, Mention place comes under which country?
Answer: A – Europe – Explanation – The first and only underwater sculpture museum of Europe, Museo Atlantico, has been inaugurated on January 10, 2017 off the Canary Island coast of Lanzarote. The museum has been created at a depth of between 12 and 15 meters on the ocean floor and will be accessible to scuba divers and visible to glass-bottom boats.
9. Star Wars gibbon is new primate species discovered in _______________________.
Answer: D – China – Explanation – Scientists have concluded a gibbon living in the tropical forests of south west China is a new species of primate.
10. Temples of Tamil Nadu to go digital by which bank?
A. HDFC Bank
B. ICICI Bank
C. Syndicate Bank
D. Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Ltd.
Answer: A – HDFC Bank – Explanation – HDFC Bank introduced digital wallets to install point of sale (PoS) terminals at counters in temples of Tamil Nadu. Five temples in Kanyakumari district in southern Tamil Nadu have introduced digital wallets and PoS to enable their devotees pay donations.
11. Recently which bank introduces Voice Biometrics Authentication for Phone Banking?
A. South Indian Bank Ltd.
B. Nainital Bank Ltd.
D. Lakshmi Vilas Bank Ltd.
Answer: C – Citibank – Explanation – Citibank India has launched a Voice Biometrics Authentication for its phone banking customers on January 10, 2017 that would allow clients to use their voiceprints for authentication rather than remember multiple PINs or respond to questions through current practice of interactive voice response (IVR) used for verifying their identities.
12. Name the scheme launched by Mahindra Asset Management.
A. Dhan Sanchay Yojna
B. Dhan Laxmi Yojna
C. Dhan Vikas Yojna
D. Dhan Samredh Yojna
Answer: A – Dhan Sanchay Yojna – Explanation – Mahindra Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd (MAMCPL) launched an open ended scheme Mahindra Mutual Fund Dhan Sanchay Yojna scheme to generate long-term returns through investment in equity and debt.
13. Former CEO of Housing.com Jason Kothari will be the chief strategy and investment officer of which company?
Answer: D – Snapdeal – Explanation – After the announcement of a merger of Housing with PropTiger, CEO of Housing.com,Jason Kothari will be the chief strategy and investment officer of Snapdeal. Kothari will take his responsibility from January 16, 2017Housing’s ex-CEO Jason Kothari to join Snapdeal
14. Who appointed as senior fellow of US think tank?
A. Manish Tewari
B. Rahul Gandhi
C. Naveen Jindal
D. Supriya Sule
Answer: A – Manish Tewari – Explanation – Congress leader and former Union Minister Manish Tewari was appointed as the senior fellow of US-based think tank Atlantic Council on January 11, 2017. Tewari will focus on programming aimed at strengthening US-India relations.
15. Who was the author of the book named “Cyber Vocabulary book Cyber Pathshala”?
A. Tarun Vijay
B. Milind Deora
C. Jitendra Singh
D. Agatha Sangma
Answer: A – Tarun Vijay – Explanation – Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar released a book on cyber vocabulary named Cyber Pathshala authored by BJP leader and writer Tarun Vijay on January 10, 2017 at World Book Fair at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.