Banking & Current Affairs Quiz – April, 2017 – Set 2 – Answers

Answers

1. 4) India and Australia signed a
MoU on cooperation in fighting international terrorism and organised crime.
2. 2) Prime Minister Modi on 14
April 2017, the 126th birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar, launched
BHIMAadhaaar app for merchants in Nagpur.
3. 3) The three-day National
Children’s Film Festival (NCFF) was inaugurated by the Union Minister for
Information and Broadcasting and Urban Development, M Venkaiah Naidu in
Vishakhapatnam on 7 April 2017.
4. 2) The government will soon
launch an umbrella programme ‘SAMPADA’ for food processing sector with Rs.
6,000 crore outlay to integrate current and new schemes aimed at reducing food
wastage and doubling farmers’ income. Announcing this, Food Processing Minister
Harsimrat Kaur Badal said her ministry would soon approach the Cabinet for the
approval of ‘Scheme for Agro-Marine Produce Processing and Development of
Agro-Processing Clusters (SAMPADA).’
5. 5) India and Bangladesh signed
an Inter-Agency agreement on cooperation regarding Nuclear Power Plant Projects
in Bangladesh.
6. 1) Haryana Government on 13
April 2017 launched ‘Operation Durga’ to ensure women safety in the state.
7. 4) The Union government has
decided to restart the North Koel Irrigation project that was thought of nearly
40 years ago. The project will aim to address the water requirements in Bihar
and Jharkhand. According to the Union Minister, the project after completion is
expected to irrigate almost 1 lakh hectares of land in both the states
combined. It is estimated to cost around Rs 1600 Cr.
8. 3) Mukta Dutta Tomar was on 7
April 2017 appointed as India’s Ambassador to Federal Republic of Germany.
9. 4) Finnish mobile giant Nokia
on 10 April 2017 signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airtel and BSNL
to work on 5G technology and connected devices in India.
10. 3) World Health Day was
observed on 7 April 2017 with theme ‘Depression: Let’s Talk.
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11.1) Best Popular Film Providing
Wholesome Entertainment – Sathamanam Bhavathi.
12. 5) Regulatory action will be
taken if a bank’s capital-to-risk-assets ratio falls below 7.75 per cent, RBI
said in a statement.
13. 3) The World Bank has
approved a $375 million loan to India’s first waterway project. The National
Waterway 1 project is to create a water transport fairway on a 1,360-km stretch
of the Ganga river between Varanasi and Haldia.
14. 1) The Cabinet Committee on
Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 12 April 2017 approved the listing of 11 Central
Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) on stock exchanges.
15. 5) Indian Oil Corp. (IOC),
Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (BPCL),
have planned to launch a pilot scheme under which the fuel prices will be
revised on a daily basis. The five cities where the pilot scheme will be
launched are Puducherry, Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, Jamshedpur in
Jharkhand, Udaipur in Rajasthan and Chandigarh.
16. 1) Senior counsel Raghvendra
Singh has been appointed as the new advocate general of Uttar Pradesh.
17. 4) The United States on 13
April 2017 dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb ever GBU-43/B or Mother of All
Bombs deployed in combat on an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern
Afghanistan.
18. 3) The Ministry of Rural
Development has released Rs. 23,443.09 crore to the States today as first
tranche for Financial Year 2017-18 under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural
Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). The amount released includes all pending
liabilities as on 31st March, 2017. It is also to ensure priority work on water
conservation measures. 
19. 5) The Travel and Tourism
Competitiveness Index (TTCI) 2017 was released on 5 April 2017 by the World
Economic Forum (WEF). India was ranked 40th among the 136 economies across the
world in the Index. The position of India has improved over 52nd rank in 2015
and 65th in 2013.
20. 3) International Day of Human
Space Flight was observed on 12 April 2017.