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Current Affairs Quiz: 31 December 2016

Dec 31, 2016 14:00 IST

31 December 2016: Jagranjosh.com provides daily current affairs quizzes to help aspirants of competitive exam to revise themselves in relation to current happenings that may be asked in their papers. The day’s daily current affairs quizzes include topics like expulsion of Akhilesh Yadav from his party, Aadhaar-based app to facilitate digital cash transactions and facilitate digital cash transactions among others.

1. Akhilesh Yadav, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, was expelled from the party for six years in recent past. Name the party to which he belonged before exclusion.
a) Bahujan Samaj Party
b) Rashtriya Lok Dal
c) Samajwadi Party
d) Janata Dal (United)

Name the Aadhaar-based app that was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to facilitate digital cash transactions with a thumbprint.

The ATM withdrawal limit will be increased to what amount from existing Rs 2500 from 1 January 2017.
a) Rs 3000
b) Rs 3500
c) Rs 4000
d) Rs 4500

4. Name the sports authority of India that was de-recognised by the Union Government in last week of December 2016.
a) Indian Powerlifting Federation
b) Indian Olympic Association
c) Indian Professional Boxing Association
d) All India Football Federation

5. As part of its efforts to promote digital payments, the RBI has extended the period of enhanced Prepaid Payment Instruments (PPI) limit to _______.
a) Rs 10000
b) Rs 15000
c) Rs 20000
d) Rs 3000

6. With this country India in December 2016 signed the 3rd protocol for amending Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA).
a) Singapore
b) Japan
c) Switzerland
d) Mauritius

7. Name the country that issued an "immediate and severe" travel warning for Western tourists in India, citing an immediate threat of attack on tourist targets during New Year celebrations.
a) Israel
b) The US
c) Russia
d) Japan

8. China in December 2016 blocked India’s proposal at UN to list a person as a designated terrorist. Name the person for whom the proposal was made.
a) Sayeed Salahudeen
b) Masood Azhar
c) Hafiz Muhammad Saeed
d) Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi

9. Name the ordinance that was promulgated by President Pranab Mukherjee on 30 December 2016.
a) Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Ordinance, 2016
b) Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 2016
c) Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Ordinance, 2016
d) None of the above

10. He was sworn-in as the new Lieutenant Governor of Delhi in December 2016.
a) Ajai Raj Sharma
b) Romesh Bhandari
c) Anil Baijal
d) None of the above

11. Name the member of Congress party who died in December 2016. He was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India from the Kopargaon constituency of Maharashtra.
a) Balasaheb Vikhe Patil
b) Balram Jakhar
c) Praveen Rashtrapal
d) None of the above

12. Name the Air Marshal who took the charge of Eastern Air Command (EAC) in December 2016.
a) Air Marshal C Hari Kumar
b) Air Marshal R Nambiar
c) Air Marshal Anil Chopra
d) Air Marshal Arjan Singh

13. Name the chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh who was suspended from his party for carrying anti-party activities.
a) Pema Khandu
b) Dorjee Sona
c) Jambey Tashi
d) Chowna Mein

14. Name the state that sanctioned Rs 2 crore for district-level sports complexes for which Sports training department of every district.
a) Maharashtra
b) Bihar
c) Gujarat
d) Haryana

US has expelled 35 diplomats of a country as punishment for vote meddling. Name the country whose diplomats were expelled by the US.
a) China
b) Russia
c) Israel
d) Maldives

1. (c) Samajwadi Party
2. (a) BHIM
3. (d) Rs 4500
4. (b) Indian Olympic Association
5. (c) Rs 20000
6. (a) Singapore
7. (a) Israel
8. (b) Masood Azhar
9. (a) Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Ordinance, 2016
10. (c) Anil Baijal
11. (a) Balasaheb Vikhe Patil
12. (b) Air Marshal R Nambiar
13. (a) Pema Khandu
14. (a) Maharashtra
15. (b) Russia

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