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Current Affairs Quiz (19-Jan-2017)

Quiz (Jan-19-2017)

1. Who was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honour?

a) Narendra Modi
b) Stephen Hawking
c) Joe Biden
d) Angela Merkel

A) a is the correct answer
B) c is the correct answer
C) b is the correct answer
D) d is correct answer


2. What is the percentage to which the industrial activity rose up in November 2016 as per the Index of Industrial Production data released recently?

a) 5.4%
b) 5.5%
c) 5.6%
d) 5.7%

A) a is the correct answer
B) d is the correct answer
C) b is the correct answer
D) c is the correct answer


3. Which are the two corporate houses featuring in the bribe allegation charges paid to politicians which was in the new recently?

a) Mafatlal
b) Sahara
c) Birla
d) Reliance

A) a is the correct answer
B) a & b are the correct answers
C) b & c are the correct answers
D) d is the correct answer


4. Who recently took over the chairmanship of the UN's Board of Auditor's from January 1, 2017 for two years?

a) Shashi Kant Sharma
b) Sanjay Singh
c) Soli Sorabjee
d) Alexander Mlinton

A) a is the correct answer
B) b is the correct answer
C) c is the correct answer
D) None of the above


5. What is the cutoff date from which the investors/depositors whose unpaid dividends, matured deposits or debentures etc. were transferred to Investor Education and Protection Fund(IEPF) under Companies Act 1956/2013 can now claim refund of the amount transferred?

a) 7th September 2016
b) 8th September 2016
c) 9th September 2016
d) 10th September 2016

A) d is the correct answer
B) a is the correct answer
C) c is the correct answer
D) b is the correct answer


6. Which is the first bee species in the US to be declared endangered after suffering a dramatic population decline over the past 20 years?

a) Carpenter bee
b) Sweat bees
c) Bumblebee
d) Apidae

A) a is the correct answer
B) b is the correct answer
C) c is the correct answer
D) d is the correct answer


7. Which is the state in which traditional bull taming sport Jallikattu is played as part of the four day Pongal celebrations?

a) Andhra Pradesh
b) Kerala
c) Tamil Nadu
d) Telangana

A) a is the correct answer
B) b is the correct answer
C) c is the correct answer
D) d is the correct answer


8. Name the famous festival which has been celebrated on January 14 for the past 100 years but which will from 2019 be marked on January 15 or January 16?

a) Pongal
b) Makar Sankranti
c) Lohri
d) Bihu

A) d is the correct answer
B) c is the correct answer
C) b is the correct answer
D) a is the correct answer


9. Name the country for which the United States recently ended the 10 year old special immigration policy?

a) Mexico
b) Canada
c) Cuba
d) Bahmas

A) a is the correct answer
B) b is the correct answer
C) c is the correct answer
D) d is the correct answer


10. Which team won the 2017 Ranji Trophy cricket tournament?

a) Gujarat
b) Baroda
c) Mumbai
d) Karnataka

A) a is the correct answer
B) b is the correct answer
C) c is the correct answer
D) d is the correct answer