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Current Affairs Quiz: 7 September 2017

Sep 7, 2017 17:45 IST

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 Expert Task Force constituted by NITI Aayog, portal launched for teachers, and SLINEX 2017, among others.

1. NITI Aayog has constituted an Expert Task Force to provide a major thrust to job creation by enhancing India’s exports. Who will be chairing the task force?
a)    Dr. Rajiv Kumar
b)    Praveen Chakravarty
c)    Dr. Jayanta Roy
d)    Amitabh Kant

2. To provide a major thrust to job creation by enhancing India’s exports, an Expert Task Force has been created by NITI Aayog. In this regard, consider the following statements.
I.    It has been tasked to recommend sector-specific policy interventions in key employment sectors.
II.    It has been tasked to recommend measures to enhance trade in services with high employment potential.
III.    It has been tasked to Identify key macroeconomic factors constraining exports and suggesting methods to address these constraints.

Which is/are correct?
a) Only III
b) Only I and II
c) Only I and III
d) I, II and III

3. Name the hurricane that caused considerable damage on French island territories in the Caribbean on 7 September 2017.
a)    Katia
b)    Irma
c)    Wilma
d)    Harvey

4. Name the portal launched by Vice President for teachers education.
a)    DIKSHA
b)    SHIKSHA
c)    DISHA
d)    None of them

5. Who was declared as the co-patron of Archdiocese of Calcutta recently?
a)    Giambattista Diquattro
b)    Francis Xavier
c)    Mother Teresa
d)    Vicar General

6. Which scheme was recently launched in Melaka, Malaysia to promote the concept of energy efficiency?
a)    UJWALA
b)    UJALA
c)    SHAKTI
d)    UDAY

7. Who resigned as a MakeMyTrip co-founder and President recently?
a)    Ashish Kashyap
b)    Yadwinder Singh
c)    M S Ganesha
d)    Sunitha Raman

8. A naval exercise named SLINEX 2017 is being held near Vishakhapatnam in Bay of Bengal. Which other country take part in the exercise along with India?
a)    Myanmar
b)    Indonesia
c)    Bangladesh
d)    Sri Lanka

9. Winners of the 2017 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education were recently announced. Who of the following is one of the winners of the prestigious prize?
a)    Female Students Network Trust from Zimbabwe
b)    Directorate of Early Childhood Education Development from Indonesia
c)    “Mobile MaCTec Bus Labs/Mini Academy of Science and Technology” project of Mini Academy of Science and Technology, Peru
d)    None of the above

10. A massive black hole was discovered near a bright and very compact astronomical radio source at the centre of the Milky Way. What is the name of the astronomical radio source?
a)    Sagittarius D*
b)    Sagittarius C*
c)    Sagittarius B*      
d)    Sagittarius A*  

11. The Union Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region recently launched which of the following events to promote the art, culture, heritage, cuisine, handicrafts, business and tourism of North East India?
a)    North East Calling
b)    The Magic of North East
c)    Chalo North East
d)    None of the above

12. The Home Ministry has extended the financial powers of Chiefs of which Indian defence segment?
a)    Central Armed Police Forces
b)    Paramilitary Forces
c)    Indian Army
d)    Indian Navy

13. Which Indian actress has become the first Indian woman ambassador of Australia?
a)    Priyanka Chopra
b)    Parineeti Chopra
c)    Alia Bhatt
d)    Deepika Padukone

14. Which state’s CM flagged off the statewide ‘Narmada Mahotsav Yatra’, as part of a two-week celebration to mark the completion of Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada river?
a)    Rajasthan
b)    Maharashtra
c)    Gujarat
d)    Madhya Pradesh

15. Who has raised a furor with his decision to withdraw work permit to those who arrived in the nation illegally as children?
a)    Donald Trump
b)    Vladimir Putin
c)    Angela Merkel
d)    Kim Jong-un


ANSWERS

1. (a) Dr. Rajiv Kumar
2. (d) I, II and III
3. (b) Irma
4. (a) DIKSHA
5. (c) Mother Teresa
6. (b) UJALA
7. (a) Ashish Kashyap
8. (d) Sri Lanka
9. (c) “Mobile MaCTec Bus Labs/Mini Academy of Science and Technology” project of Mini Academy of Science and Technology, Peru
10. (d) Sagittarius A*
11. (a) North East Calling
12. (a) Central Armed Police Forces
13. (b) Parineeti Chopra
14. (c) Gujarat
15. (a) Donald trump

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