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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 06 March to 12 March 2017

Mar 12, 2017 11:11 IST

06 March to 12 March 2017: Quizzes for the week 06 March to 12 March 2017 covers the most important happenings of the week. These quizzes will help you in revising the week at an ease, as it hosts the most important occurrences or happenings of the week that may be asked in the nearest competitive exam that will be faced by you. The quizzes covered in this weekly segment include President of the European Council, 2017-18 Budgets of Delhi and Rajasthan and book The Rise of Sivagami: Book 1 of Baahubali - Before the Beginning among others.

1. The Trade Mark Rules, 2017 came into effect from 6 March 2017. Consider the following statements in context to the Rules
I. It replaces the erstwhile Trade Mark Rules, 2002
II. It will streamline and simplify the processing of Trade Mark applications.
III. It reduces the number of Trade Mark (TM) forms has been brought down to eight from existing 74.

Which is/are correct?

a) Only II
b) Only II
c) Only I and III
d) I, II and III

2. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on 8 March 2017 presented the state budget for the financial year 2017-18. Consider the following statements in context to the Rajasthan
I. The budget proposes to develop seven grid sub-stations (GSS) in the financial year 2017-18.
II. It says that the subsidy and incentive amount under the Sahyog and Uphar Yojana would be doubled for the marriage of daughter.
III. For Economic Backward Classes (EBC) of Rajasthan, the budget announces slew of incentives for communities that fall under the bracket of EBC.

Which is/are correct?

a) Only I
b) Only II
c) Only II and III
d) I, II and III

3.
Manish Sisodia presented the state annual budget for the period 2017-18 on 8 March 2017 in the state’s legislative assembly. Consider the following statements in context to the Delhi budget
I. The 2017 budget also brought out an initiative in the form of a comprehensive ‘Outcome Budget’ that would monitor the outcome of the projects initiated under the new budget.
II. The allocation is 34 per cent of the total budget estimate, which is the highest education budget among all the states.
III. The 2017 budget also brought out an initiative in the form of a comprehensive ‘Outcome Budget’ that would monitor the outcome of the projects initiated under the new budget.  

Which is/are correct?

a) Only II
b) Only II
c) Only I and III
d) I, II and III

4. Name the Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) that was commission in Indian Navy at Karwar in March 2017.
a) INS Tillanchang
b) INS Tihayu
c) INS Tarmugli
d) None of the above

5.
Who authored the book The Rise of Sivagami: Book 1 of Baahubali - Before the Beginning?
a) Ram Kamal Mukherjee
b) Anand Neelakanthan
c) Yasser Usman
d) K Vijay Kumar

6. Who of the following was recently re-elected as the President of the European Council?
a) Jean-Claude Juncker
b) Tony Blair
c) Donald Tusk
d) José Manuel Barroso

7. Sentinel-2B satellite in the series of Sentinel satellite was launched by whom?
a) The United States
b) European Union
c) North America
d) Middle East

8. India’s first biometric-based payment system Aadhaar Pay was launched by which bank?
a) ICICI Bank
b) IDFC Bank
c) HDFC Bank
d) IDBI Bank

9.
The citizens of which country have gained permission to travel to the European Union nations without a visa?
a) Ukraine
b) Georgia
c) Moldova
d) Turkey

10. Which country is hosting the fifth edition of the mega cultural festival ‘India by the Nile’?
a) Ethiopia
b) Egypt
c) Burundi
d) Uganda

11. The West Bengal Clinical Establishments Bill, 2017 passed by state assembly will replace which bill?
a) West Bengal Clinical Establishments Bill, 2010
b) Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Bill, 2001
c) West Bengal Clinical Care Commission Bill, 1999
d) Clinical Research & Education Bill, 2007

12. US President Donald Trump’s new executive order spared which Muslim majority country from the immigration ban?
a) Iran
b) Iraq
c) Sudan
d) Yemen

13. Name the two states that in March 2017 agreed to resume works on Shahpur Kandi Dam project.
a) Punjab and Haryana
b) Punjab and Rajasthan
c) Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir
d) Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh

14.
The West Bengal Government recently granted official language status to tribal language Kurukh. The language belongs to which of the following language family?
a) Austro-Asiatic
b) Dravidian
c) Tibeto-Barman
d) Munda

15. Which historic ship, known as the world’s oldest aircraft carrier was decommissioned on 6 March 2017?
a) INS Vikrant
b) INS Arihant
c) INS Viraat
d) INS Chakra

ANSWER
1. (d) I, II and III

This newly notified trade mark rules will replace the erstwhile Trade Mark Rules, 2002 and streamline and simplify the processing of Trade Mark applications. The best part of the revamped trade mark rules is that the number of Trade Mark (TM) forms has been brought down to eight from existing 74.

2. (c) Only II and III
The budget proposes to develop several grid sub-stations (GSS) in the financial year 2017-18 and they are 2 GSS of 400 KV, 6 GSS of 220 KV, 15 GSS of 132 KV and 200 GSS of 33 KV.

3. (c) Only I and III
The allocation is 24 per cent of the total budget estimate, which is the highest education budget among all the states. Total budget: Rs 11300 crore.

4. (a) INS Tillanchang
INS Tillanchang, a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) was commissioned into the Indian Navy, at Karwar on 9 March 2017. It was commissioned by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command.

5. (b) Anand Neelakanthan
The book titled The Rise of Sivagami : Book 1 of Baahubali - Before the Beginning was written by Anand Neelakanthan. He has authored three fiction books based on the Indian epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata.

6. (c) Donald Tusk
European Union president Donald Tusk won a second term on 9 March 2017 despite opposition from his native Poland, vowing he would try make the bloc “better” in the wake of Brexit.

7. (b) European Union
Sentinel-2B satellite developed by European Space Agency (ESA) was launched as a part of European Union Copernicus environmental monitoring system. The satellite weighing 1.1 tonne was lifted into the orbit from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

8. (b) IDFC Bank
IDFC Bank launched India’s first biometric-based payment system Aadhaar Pay App that has been developed by IDFC Bank under the guidance of the Ministry of IT, NITI Aayog, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

9.(b) Georgia
Des: On 27 February 2017, the Council of the European Union adopted the regulation on visa liberalization for Georgia, thereby allowing Georgian nations to visit European Union nations for a period of 90 days without a visa from 28 March 2017.

10. (b) Egypt
The fifth edition of the mega cultural festival ‘India by the Nile’ began in Cairo, Egypt on 8 March 2017. The festival aims to showcase the diversity in India’s culture, art and cuisine and also to strengthen India’s partnership with Egypt.

11. (a) West Bengal Clinical Establishments Bill, 2010
The West Bengal Clinical Establishments (Registration, Regulation and Transparency) Bill, 2017 was passed by the state legislative assembly with full support. The Bill aims to regulate the private hospitals and bring transparency and take necessary steps to stop medical negligence in health institutes.

12. (b) Iraq
US President Donald Trump signed a new executive order on 6 March 2017, reinstating an immigration ban on six Muslim majority countries. Iraq was spared from the ban in order to enhance US-Iraqi cooperation in the fight against Islamic State terrorists.

13. (c) Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab on 3 March 2017 agreed to resume works on Shahpur Kandi Dam project in Gurdaspur district of Punjab. The agreement was reached due to the meditation efforts of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation.

14. (b) Dravidian
The West Bengal Government granted official language status to endangered tribal language Kurukh. The official language status was given to the endangered language by the state government in February 2017. However, the announcement was recently made by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.  Kurukh is a Dravidian language.

15. (c) INS Viraat

The world’s oldest aircraft carrier in active service, INS Viraat will be decommissioned on 6 March 2017. The iconic carrier will receive a ceremonial send off in Mumbai. Similar to the decommissioning of INS Vikrant, India’s first aircraft carrier in January 1997, INS Viraat’s send off would also be an emotional moment for the naval officers and other personnel who were deployed on the ship.

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