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Current Affairs Quiz: 1 September 2017

Sep 1, 2017 17:26 IST
Current Affairs Quiz: 1 September 2017

1 September 2017: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh.com wants to help every aspirant of competitive exams to revise the day at an ease. These quizzes will help you in answering questions which can/may be asked in the next exam that will be faced by you. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like Creamy Layer ceiling of OBC, Comptroller and Auditor General of India and Election Commissioner of India among others.

1. Which two countries signed an MoU for cooperation in the fields of Zebu Cattle Genomics?
a) India and Japan
b) Japan and Nepal
c) Nepal and Brazil
d) Brazil and India

2. What is the new Creamy Layer ceiling approved by Union cabinet for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) category?
a) Rs 4 Lakhs
b) Rs 6 Lakhs
c) Rs 8 Lakhs
d) Rs 10 Lakhs

3. What is the estimated value of demonetised bank notes received by the RBI as per RBI Annual Report 2016-17?
a) Rs 15.00 trillion
b) Rs 15.28 trillion
c) Rs 15.44 trillion
d) Rs 15.85 trillion

4.
Who was appointed as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India recently?
a) Rajiv Mehrishi
b) Shashi Kant Sharma
c) Sunil Arora
d) Rahul Gauba

5. Name the person presented with Saraswati Samman 2016 for his novel 'Hawthan'.
a) Ravi Venkatesan
b) UB Pravin Rao
c) Nandan Nilekani
d) Mahabaleshwar Sail

6. The Scimago Institutions ranking World Report 2017 ranked CSIR as ninth amongst a total of 1207 government institutions. Which of the following institutions topped the ranking?
a) Chinese Academy of Sciences
b) Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
c) Japan Science and Technology Agency
d) Russian Academy of Sciences

7.
Name the IGCAR nuclear scientist who was recently appointed as the Chief Executive of the Heavy Water Board.
a) Baldev Raj
b) Ganesan Karuppiah
c) David Mahildoss
d) U Kamachi Mudali

8. Who of the following was recently appointed the Chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh?
a) Keshav Prasad Maurya
b) Nityananda Rai
c) Mahendra Nath Pandey
d) Laxman Gilua

9. Name the gene-altering leukemia treatment that was recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration?
a) Chimera
b) Kymriah
c) Chymriah
d) None of the above

10.
Who of the following was recently appointed the Election Commissioner?
a) Sunil Arora
b) Rahiv Mehrishi
c) Mahendra Nath Pandey
d) None of the above

11. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the annual conference, Rajaswa Gyan Sangam, 2017 in which city?
a) Pune
b) Bengaluru
c) New Delhi
d) Bhopal

12. India signed two MoUs on technical cooperation in the field of Railways with which nation?
a) Germany
b) Switzerland
c) Japan
d) Russia

13. Who took charge as the new Union Home Secretary on 31 August 2017?
a) Rajiv Kumar
b) Rajiv Gauba
c) Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi
d) Anita Karwal

14. Union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy announced his resignation from his council post on 31 August 2017. He handled which portfolio?
a) Skill Development & Entrepreneurship
b) Minority Affairs
c) Information & Broadcasting
d) New and Renewable Energy

15. Who was appointed as the new Secretary in the Department of Financial Services (DFS)?
a) Rajiv Kumar
b) Pradip Kumar Tripathi
c) Ali Raza Rizvi
d) Anita Karwal

ANSWERS
1. (d) Brazil and India
2. (c) Rs 8 Lakhs
3. (b) Rs 15.28 trillion
4. (a) Rajiv Mehrishi
5. (d) Mahabaleshwar Sail
6. (a) Chinese Academy of Sciences
7. (d) U Kamachi Mudali
8. (c) Mahendra Nath Pandey
9. (b) Kymriah
10. (a) Sunil Arora
11. (c) New Delhi
12. (b) Switzerland
13. (b) Rajiv Gauba
14. (a) Skill Development & Entrepreneurship
15. (a) Rajiv Kumar

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