• Conquer GK: Your Weekly GK Quiz (9-15 March, 2017)

    Posted on by in Current Affairs, Education & Training

    1. Which among the following has introduced a mobile application ‘Exam Locator’ to help students appearing for class 10th and 12th examinations locate their exam centres?
    a) All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE)
    b) All India Secondary School Examination (AISSE)
    c) Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE)
    d) Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE)
    e) Indian School Certificate (ISC)

    2. The Centre has made Aadhaar mandatory for availing crop insurance policies from _______.
    a) April 1
    b) April 30
    c) March 31
    d) July 1
    e) June 30

    3. Which among the public sector has won a number of medals in the Collateral Awards Category at the 11th Global Communication Conclave held in Bangaluru by the Public Relations Council of India (PRCI)?
    a) Corporation Bank
    b) Canara Bank
    c) Bank of Baroda
    d) Indian Bank
    e) United Bank of India

    4. Which among the following bak has launched a new facility to enable its employees to work from home?
    a) ICICI Bank
    b) HDFC Bank
    c) Syndicate Bank
    d) State Bank of India
    e) Axis Bank

    5. Global rating agency Fitch said Indian economy will grow by ______  per cent in the current fiscal before stepping up to 7.7 per cent in the next two financial years.
    a) 7.2
    b) 7.4
    c) 7.0
    d) 7.6
    e) 7.1

    6. Who among the following has won the Best Actress award at the International Film Festival and Awards of Australia (IFFAA)?
    a) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
    b) Katrina Kaif
    c) Anushka Sharma
    d) Priyanka Chopra
    e) None of these

    7. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed which Indian cricketing legend as the UNICEF and Cricket For Good Ambassador for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017?
    a) Sunil Gavaskar
    b) Kapil Dev
    c) Anil Kumble
    d) Sachin Tendulkar
    e) Sourav Ganguly

    8. The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation(EPFO) has extended the last date of submission of digital life certificate through Jeevan Pramaan Patra by 31st ______ under Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS).
    a) March
    b) May
    c) July
    d) January
    e) August

    9. Which among the state has launched a comprehensive web-based platform showcasing the government’s performance and achievements to the citizens?
    a) West Bengal
    b) Karnataka
    c) Andhra Pradesh
    d) Sikkim
    e) Bihar

    10. The Haryana govt. has informed that the girl child ratio has increased to ______ per 1000 male children in February in Haryana.
    a) 932
    b) 983
    c) 938
    d) 933
    e) 923

    11. Who among the following has been concurrently accredited as the next Ambassador of lndia to the Principality of Andorra, with residence in Madrid (Spain)?
    a) Ashley J. Tellis
    b) Richard Verma
    c) JS Deepak
    d) Bala Venkatesh Varma
    e) None of these

    12. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Raising Day is celebrated every year on _______.
    a) 10th March
    b) 12th January
    c) 1st March
    d) 15th March
    e) 19th February

    13. Which of the following Indian Political Party has launched the women safety application ‘Ammavin Aran’ in Tamil Nadu?
    a) YSRCP
    b) HSPDP
    c) AIADMK
    d) AIUDF
    e) None of these

    14. Which of the following state government has launched a new scheme ‘Adarsh Gram Yojana’ to reach the poor people in rural areas of the state to serve them better?
    a) Arunachal Pradesh
    b) Rajasthan
    c) Nagaland
    d) Manipur
    e) None of these

    15. Diphan, who passed away recently was related to which of the following field?
    a) Sports
    b) Music
    c) Director
    d) Politics
    e) None of these

    16. Who among the following has been appointed as the new chairman of the Central Water Commission (CWC)?
    a) Narendra Kumar
    b) Shubhra Saxena
    c) Ashok Vemuri
    d) Kushal Pal Singh
    e) Manish Gupta

    17. Who among the following has been appointed as the new Defence Minister of India?
    a) Arun Jaitley
    b) Birendra Singh
    c) Sushma Swaraj
    d) Nitin Jairam Gadkari
    e) None of these

    18. Which among the following country has successfully test fired naval strike ballistic missile “Hormuz-2”?
    a) Israel
    b) Iran
    c) USA
    d) Pakistan
    e) Israel

    19. According to the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill 2016, working women in all establishments (either public or private) will be entitled to how many weeks of paid maternity leave?
    a) 21
    b) 12
    c) 26
    d) 28
    e) 30

    20. Who among the following Eminent writer has been honoured with the ‘Saraswati Samman 2016’?
    a) Mahabaleshwar Sail
    b) Robin Sharma
    c) Vikram Seth
    d) Ravi Subramanian
    e) Govind Mishra

    Answers:

    1. c)  Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE)
    2. a) April 1
    3. b) Canara Bank
    4. d) State Bank of India
    5. e) 7.1
    6. a) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
    7. d) Sachin Tendulkar
    8. a) March
    9. b) Karnataka
    10. c) 938
    11. d) Bala Venkatesh Varma
    12. a) 10th March
    13. c) AIADMK
    14. a) Arunachal Pradesh
    15. c) Director
    16. a) Narendra Kumar
    17. a) Arun Jaitley
    18. b) Iran
    19. c) 26
    20. a) Mahabaleshwar Sail

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