Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers – 17th March 2016

17th March 2016 Current Affairs questions and answers for exam preparation and Interview.


Questions:

  1. Who has been appointed as Goodwill Ambassador of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on 15 March, 2016
  2. A.Sania Mirza
    B.Novak Djokovic
    C.Michelle Yeoh
    D.Patrick Vieira

  3. Which American singer died on 16 March,2016
  4. A.Frank Sinatra
    B.Jay Reatard
    C.Whitney Houston
    D.Scott Weiland

  5. Leiden University astronomers have estimated the number of dwarf stars in the entire Milky Way galaxy. What is the number
  6. A.55 billion
    B.60 billion
    C.58 billion
    D.62 billion

  7. Who has won the Abel Prize 2016 in Mathematics
  8. A.Andrew Wiles
    B.Louis Nirenberg
    C.John F. Nash
    D.None of the above

  9. Ali Ahmed Hussain Khan has died recently.Which instrument did he played
  10. A.Dholak
    B.Ghatam
    C.Tabla
    D.Shehnai

  11. How many Indian Origin investors placed in global venture capitalists (VCs) compiled by CB Insights
  12. A.23
    B.16
    C.14
    D.19

  13. Software major co-founder S. Gopalakrishnan (Kris) and Hexaware-and-Aptech founder Atul Nishar have invested in which startup
  14. A.Avagmah
    B.AglaSem
    C.Yebhi
    D.MSG91

  15. How many percentage of milk in the country does not conform to standard laid down by the food regulator
  16. A.69 %
    B.73 %
    C.58 %
    D.68 %

  17. Who has won the Chameli Devi Jain Award 2015-16
  18. A.Anubha Bhonsle
    B.Priyanka Kakodkar and Raksha Kumar
    C.Anubha Bhonsle and Raksha Kumar
    D.Priyanka Kakodkar and Vinita Deshmukh

  19. Which scientist has discovered that organ may have minds of their own by growing at different rates as body sizes change
  20. A.Germany
    B.Japan
    C.Australia
    D.British

  21. Recently which country central bank governor has resigned for the theft of $81 million
  22. A.Bangladesh
    B.Pakistan
    C.Sri Lanka
    D.Nepal

  23. Who is the author of the book Gandhi : An Illustrated Biography
  24. A.Louis Fischer
    B.Joseph Lelyveld
    C.M.K. Gandhi
    D.Pramod Kapoor

  25. Which will the first state to have a coastal reserve for protection of turtles
  26. A.Maharashtra
    B.Kerala
    C.Gujarat
    D.Goa

  27. Which bank has announced a new mobile payment solution Touch
  28. A.Yes Bank
    B.Axis Bank
    C.ICICI Bank
    D.Kotak Mahindra Bank

  29. The report released by International Labour Organisation (ILO) on 14 March 2016,what Percentage of domestic workers in the world are excluded from social protection
  30. A.60 %
    B.90 %
    C.50 %
    D.46 %

  31. Union Government and Jammu and Kashmir has signed a MoU under the UDAY scheme on March 15,2016.What does stands for UDAY
  32. A.Ujwal DISCOM Assure Yojana
    B.Ujwal DISPLAY Assurance
    C.Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana
    D.None of the above

  33. Which country has announced to host a robot Olympics in December 2017
  34. A.Dubai
    B.Singapore
    C.India
    D.Australia

  35. The first of two 600 MW power generation units at the Singareni Thermal Power Plant as synchronised.The power plant located in which state
  36. A.Andhra Pradesh
    B.Odisha
    C.Karnataka
    D.Telangana

  37. Who is the administrator of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at present
  38. A.Kemal Derviş
    B.Mark Malloch Brown
    C.Helen Clark
    D.James Morse

  39. Who has launched the online portal Swayam to combat illiteracy
  40. A.Rajnath Singh
    B.Sushma Swaraj
    C.Arun Jaitley
    D.Smriti Irani

  41. In which country on 14 March 2016 the UNICEF successfully tested usage of drones for transporting blood samples of suspected HIV infected infants
  42. A.Libya
    B.Malawi
    C.Egypt
    D.Syria

  43. The BSNL has approved the signing of an intra-circle roaming pact across the 22 telecom circles with which telecom operator
  44. A.Aircel
    B.Airtel
    C.Vodafone
    D.Reliance Jio

  45. Wipro has announced a strategic partnership with which company on March 15th 2016
  46. A.Rockwell Automation
    B.ABB
    C.Schneider Electric
    D.GE

  47. Who has won the first prize Unite ideas #LinksSDGs Data Visualization Challenge on 15 March,2016
  48. A.Abdulqadir Rashik
    B.Abdul Rahman
    C.Salim Ali
    D.None of the above

  49. In which bank has recently tied up with Ferrari for co-branded credit card
  50. A.YES Bank
    B.ICICI Bank
    C.Axis Bank
    D.Kotak Mahindra Bank

  51. RUSA scheme for achieving equity, access, quality in higher education.What does stands for
  52. A.Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhinay
    B.Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan
    C.Rashtriya Uchchatar Shikshree Abhiyan
    D.None of the above

  53. Defence Expo 2016 to be held in which state
  54. A.Tamil Nadu
    B.New Delhi
    C.Goa
    D.Maharashtra

Answers:
  1. C.Michelle Yeoh
  2. A.Frank Sinatra
  3. C.58 billion
  4. A.Andrew Wiles
  5. D.Shehnai
  6. C.14
  7. A.Avagmah
  8. D.68 %
  9. B.Priyanka Kakodkar and Raksha Kumar
  10. D.British
  11. A.Bangladesh
  12. D.Pramod Kapoor
  13. D.Goa
  14. C.ICICI Bank
  15. B.90 %
  16. C.Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana
  17. A.Dubai
  18. D.Telangana
  19. C.Helen Clark
  20. D.Smriti Irani
  21. B.Malawi
  22. D.Reliance Jio
  23. C.Schneider Electric
  24. A.Abdulqadir Rashik
  25. B.ICICI Bank
  26. B.Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan
  27. C.Goa

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