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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz 27 February to 5 March 2017

Mar 5, 2017 10:00 IST

27 February to 5 March 2017: Quizzes for the week 27 February to 5 March 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/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

1. The ‘Working Group on Migration’ on 1 March 2017 submitted its report to the union government. Consider the following statement in context to the budget.
I. The 18-member working group/panel was headed by Partha Mukhopadhay of the Centre for Policy Research.
II. It proposes amendments to the protocols of the registrar general of India.
III. It talks about interstate operability of public distribution system (PDS).

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

2.
Jayant Malaiyya, the finance minister of Madhya Pradesh, on 1 March 2017 presented the annual state budget of the financial year 2017-18 in the legislative assembly. Consider the following statement in context to the budget.
I. Size of the budget 2017-18 was Rs 185564.27 crore.
II. It proposes to implement the 7th pay commission from 1 April 2017.
III. Rs 21 crore was allocated for computerisation of High Court, Subordinate Courts and Advocate General Office.

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

3. Bihar’s annual state budget 2017-18 was presented in the legislative assembly on 27 February 2017. Consider the following statements in context to the same.
I. The budget was presented by Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav.
II. The size of the budget for the fiscal year 2017-18 is Rs 160085 lakh crore.
III. The state government has introduced three types of new taxes including tax on sand mining.

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

4. FORPHEUS has been given the Guinness title for which unique talent?
I. For playing tennis better than humans
II. For exploring unique technological intelligence
III. For its exceptional educational capabilities
IV. For exploring the possibility of Harmonised automation with Sinic Theoretics

Which of the above statements is correct?
a) I and II
b) All of the above
c) None of the above
d) I, II and IV

5. Which of the following movies won the 89th Academy Awards for the Best Picture?
a) La La Land
b) Arrival
c) Moonlight
d) Lion

6. Who of the following won the 89th Academy Awards for the Best Actor?
a) Andrew Garfield
b) Ryan Gosling
c) Denzel Washington
d) Casey Affleck

7. The term SWATHI that was in news refers to a
a) Weapon Locating Radar
b) Injectable Polio Vaccine
c) Portable Weather Monitoring Device
d) Smallest Blood Glucose Monitoring Device

8. UK’s House of Lords voted to amend the Brexit Bill. Which among the following was the main reason for the house to delay the bill’s passing?
a) The bill doesn’t guarantee protection to EU citizens living in UK
b) The bill doesn’t guarantee protection to UK citizens living in the EU
c) The bill doesn’t speak the mandate of the people
d) The bill doesn’t fulfil the requirements of the Brexit negotiations  

9.
Who won the 2017 Hockey India League title?
a) Punjab Warriors
b) Kalinga Lancers
c) Dabang Mumbai
d) Delhi Waveriders

10. Which Indian city was named as the Richest Indian city as per the New World Wealth report 2017?
a) Delhi
b) Mumbai
c) Bengaluru
d) Chennai

11. Which movie won the Audience Award at the Glasgow Film Festival 2017?
a) City of Joy
b) Bhakta Vidur
c) Santa Banta Pvt Ltd
d) Lipstick Under My Burkha

12. The National Green Tribunal has banned camping activities within 100 m of which prominent Indian River?
a) Yamuna
b) Beas
c) Indus
d) Ganga

13. Name the historic city that was recaptured by the Syrian troops back by Russian jets by the Islamic State (IS) in March 2017.
a) Raqa
b) Palmyra
c) Aleppo
d) None of the above

14. Which among the following statements was not included in Trump’s first address to the US congress?
a) US will meet the financial obligations of all the NATO members
b) US will adopt a merit-based immigration system
c) US will seek the help of its Muslim allies to destroy the ISIS
d) US will build a great wall on the US-Mexican border

15. The Union Government recently notified the Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Act, 2017. As per the Act, a person can hold how many notes if it is for the purposes of study, research or numismatics?
a) Twenty-five notes
b) Ten notes
c) Twenty notes
d) Fifteen notes

ANSWERS

1. (b) I, II and III
‘Working Group on Migration’ suggests that the protocols of the registrar general of India should be amended to enable caste-based enumeration of migrants. This will help them to avail the attendant benefits in the states to which the migration takes place.

2. (b) Only I and III
Size of the budget 2017-18 is Rs 185564.27 crore, with a revenue surplus of Rs 4596.40 crore. The recommendations of Seventh Pay Commission will be implemented from 1 January 2016 and the hiked salaries will be paid from July 2017.

3. (b) Only II
Abdul Bari Siddiqui, the finance minister of Bihar, on 27 February 2017 presented the annual state budget of 2017-18 in the legislative assembly. The size of the budget for the fiscal year 2017-18 is Rs 160085 lakh crore. The state government has not introduced any fresh tax.

4. (b) All of the above
FORPHEUS (Future Omron Robotics Technology for Exploring Possibility of Harmonised automation with Sinic Theoretics) has officially been given the Guinness title for its unique technological intelligence and educational capabilities.

5. (c) Moonlight
The 89th Academy Awards, popularly called Oscar Awards, were conferred on 26 February 2017 (27 February 2017 as per Indian time). The award ceremony was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The Best Picture Award was won by Moonlight.

6. (d) Casey Affleck

The 89th Academy Awards, popularly called Oscar Awards, were conferred on 26 February 2017 (27 February 2017 as per Indian time). The award ceremony was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Casey Affleck won the Best Actor for the movie Manchester by the Sea.

7. (a) Weapon Locating Radar
SWATHI is a Weapon Locating Radar (WLR). It was developed by the DRDO’s Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE). The radar provides fast, automatic and accurate location of all enemy weapons like mortars, shells and rockets firing within in its effective zone of coverage.

8. (a) The bill doesn’t guarantee protection to EU citizens living in UK
UK’s upper house, The House of Lords voted on 2 March 2017 to amend the Brexit Bill, thereby delaying the bills passing. The members of the House voted 358 to 256 for an amendment that will require the ministers to protect the rights of more than three million European Union and European Economic Area citizens living in the UK after it exits the EU.

9. (b) Kalinga Lancers
Kalinga Lancers on 26 February 2017 lifted the fifth edition Hockey India League title. In the finals played at Chandigarh, Kalinga Lancers defeated Dabang Mumbai 4-1.

10. (b) Mumbai

Mumbai was named as the richest Indian city with a total wealth of USD 820 billion. It is home to 46000 millionaires and 28 billionaires, and is followed by Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune.

11. (d) Lipstick Under My Burkha
Restricted for release by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Indian movie Lipstick Under My Burkha was awarded the third annual Audience Award at the Glasgow Film Festival 2017. Indian filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastava directed the movie.

12. (d) Ganga
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered a ban on camping activities within 100 metres of the Ganga. The decision was taken by a bench of justices headed by Chairperson Swatanter Kumar. The ban will be imposed from Kaudiyala to Rishikesh in Uttarakhand.

13. (b) Palmyra

Syrian troops backed by Russian jets on 2 March 2017 recaptured the historic city of Palmyra from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Loss of Palmyra is being considered as the latest blow to the militant group, ISIS, because in recent past the group had suffered losses in its two main strongholds, namely Raqa (Syria) and Mosul (Iraq).

14. (a) US will meet the financial obligations of all the NATO members

US President Donald Trump while reaffirming his support to the NATO members during his first address to the Congress insisted that the members must meet their own financial obligations and warned that it was not his job to represent the world.

15. (a) Twenty-five notes

The Union Government on 1 March 2017 notified the Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Act, 2017. The Act is introduced in the public interest for the cessation of liabilities on the specified bank notes.

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