Current Affairs Quiz: 2nd May 2017

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Current Affairs Quiz: 2nd May 2017
1. Who has been appointed as the first woman President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)?
A) Preeti Jain
B) Shobana Kamineni
C) Nita Ambani
D) Vimala Mehta
            E) None of these
2. Who among the following took over as the new Controller General of Accounts (CGA) recently? 
A) Anthony Lianzuala
B) Naveen N D Gupta
C) Nilesh Vikamsey
D) Manas Kumar Thakur
E) None of these
3. ________ has bagged the US-India Business Council award in recognition for his role in advancing the US-India partnership at the state level?
A) Naveen Patnaik
B) Devendra Fadnavis
C) Pinarayi Vijayan
D) Chandrababu Naidu
E) Siddaramaiah
4. Sardar Singh is related to which among the following sports?
A) Tennis
B) Hockey
C) Badminton
D) Cricket
E) Golf
5. Which of the following has become the first city in the world to have its own Microsoft font?
A) Paris
B) New York
C) Berlin
D) Dubai
E) None of these
6. Which union minister has launched a nationwide “Vidya – Veerta Abhiyan” to honour war warriors?
A) Narendra Modi
B) Rajnath Singh
C) Arun Jaitley
D) Prakash Javadekar
E) None of these
7. Securities and Exchange Board of India has finalised norms for issuance and listing of ________ bonds, which will help in raising funds from capital markets for investment in the renewable energy space.
A) Environment Bonds
B) Masala Bonds
C) Green Bonds
D) Solar Bonds
E) White Bonds
8. Who among the following foreign dignitary was on an official visit to India from 25-30 April, 2017?
A) Tshering Tobgay, Prime Minister of Bhutan
B) Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
C) Abdulla Yameen, President of Maldives
D) Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan
E) Shinzō Abe, Prime Minister of Japan
9. Which financial service received the final license from RBI for Small Finance Bank?
A) Bajaj Holdings
B) Arihant Capital
C) Asirvad Microfinance Private Ltd
D) Janalakshmi Financial Services Ltd
E) None of these
10. Real Estate Act will come into existence from which date?
A) June 1, 2017
B) May 1, 2017
C) July 1, 2017
D) August 1, 2017
E) October 1, 2017
11. Where is Khuga Dam situated?
A) Assam
B) Chhattisgarh
C) Bihar
D) Manipur
E) Arunachal Pradesh
12. Sampriti is a joint military exercise between the armies of India and
A) Russia
B) France
C) Bangladesh
D) Maldives
E) Indonesia
13. Where will the APEC summit 2017 take place?
A) Peru
B) Vietnam
C) Brunei
D) Mexico
E) New Zealand
14. Name the National Security Advisor of the USA.
A) Keith Kellogg
B) Michael Flynn
C) H. R. McMaster
D) Susan Rice
E) Tom Donilon
15. On the banks of which river is Krishna Raja Sagara Dam situated?
A) Mahanadi
B) Krishna
C) Godavari
D) Kaveri
E) Narmada
Answers with Explanations:
1. B) Shobana Kamineni, executive vice chairperson of the Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited, has been appointed as first Woman President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). She succeeded Dr Naushad Forbes and will hold the position for the year 2017-18.
2. A) Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) Officer (1982-batch) Anthony Lianzuala took over as the new Controller General of Accounts (CGA), Department of Expenditure, Union Ministry of Finance, in New Delhi.
3. D) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister ‘Chandrababu Naidu’ has been selected for the 'Transformative Chief Minister Award' in recognition for his role in advancing the US-India partnership at the state level.
4. B) Hockey India has recommended senior player and former captain Sardar Singh for India's highest sporting honor, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.
5. D) Dubai has become the first city in the world to have its own Microsoft-designed font “Dubai Font”. The type face “Dubai Font” supports both Arabic and Latin script and will be available in 23 languages. It was created in partnership with Microsoft and is now available to Microsoft Office 365 users around the world.
6. D) Prakash Javadekar, the Union Human Resource Development Minister, has launched Students for soldiers- a nationwide “Vidya – Veerta Abhiyan” on May 2, 2017 to encourage Universities to display portraits of Param Veer Chakra (PVC)-decorated soldiers. The aim of this Abhiyan is to instill a sense of patriotism and nationalism among students.
7. C) The rules have been finalised by the SEBI after taking into account inputs from the Finance and Environment ministries, as also from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. A green bond is a debt instrument issued by an entity for raising funds from investors.
8. B) Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka was on an official visit to India from 25-30 April, 2017. He is the third leader from South Asian region to visit India during April 2017. Earlier, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina (from 7th – 10th April) and President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari (from 17th – 21st April) visited India.
9. D) Bengaluru-based Janalakshmi Financial Services Ltd., (JFS) has received the final licence from Reserve Bank to set up Small Finance Bank. The licence to operate ‘Small Finance Bank’ will enable over five million existing customers to access financial services beyond the scope of micro finance.
10. B) The Real estate (Regulation and Development) Act,2017 (RERA) has come into existence from May 1st, 2017. The main aim of this act is to protect the interests of home buyers across the country and bring transparency.
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