Banking & Current Affairs Quiz - April, 2017 - Set 4 - For SBI PO Mains, NIACL Assistant Mains


Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here is the fourth set of Current Affairs quiz based on the current affairs from April, 2017.

1. Which of the following bank was recently fined Rs 70,000 by the Reserve Bank of India for violating the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), 1999?
1) Kotak Mahindra Bank
2) Standard Chartered Bank
3) HDFC Bank
4) HSBC Bank
5) IndusInd Bank

2. Approximately how many people will be investigated in the second phase of 'Operation Clean Money' to detect black money post-demonetisation?
1) 75000
2) 65000
3) 60000
4) 70000
5) 72000


3. How much amount of invest did the government recently announce to build over one lakh houses for urban poor under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban)?
1) Rs 4,200 crore
2) Rs 4,800 crore
3) Rs 4,500 crore
4) Rs 4,000 crore
5) Rs 4,700 crore


4. World Hemophilia Day was observed on April 17, 2017 with the theme ___________.
1) "Treatment for All, The Vision of All"
2) "Hear their voices"
3) "Count Me In”
4) "Improve Your Life!"
5) "Together, We Care"


5. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 16 April 2017 flagged-off first-ever train with glass roof coaches in which Indian state?
1) Odisha
2) Telangana
3) Andhra Pradesh
4) Karnataka
5) Kerala


6. Sourav Kothari is associated with which sports?
1) Archery
2) Hockey
3) Chess
4) Billiards
5) Shooting


7. Which of the following bank recently in April, 2017 announced alliance with Paisabazaar.com under which the bank will offer conditionally approved loans?
1) Axis Bank
2) Yes Bank
3) HDFC Bank
4) ICICI Bank
5) Kotak Mahindra Bank


8. International Day for Monuments and Sites is observed on ___________.
1) April 22
2) April 17
3) April 19
4) April 18
5) April 20


9. Girish Chandra Saxena, who recently passed away, was a governor of ____________.
1) Jammu & Kashmir
2) Chhattisgarh
3) Punjab
4) Uttar Pradesh
5) Both 3 and 4


10. With which of the following nation did India recently sign an agreement to build satellite and remote sensing data matters and train their scientists?
1) Serbia
2) Georgia
3) Armenia
4) Sri Lanka
5) Myanmar


11. The World Intellectual Property Day 2016 was on 26 April 2017 observed across the world with the theme ______________.
1) Creativity – The Next Generation
2) Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined.
3) Innovation – Improving Lives
4) Encouraging Creativity
5) Innovation – Linking the World


12. What was India’s rank as the military spender in the world as per the figures released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on April, 2017?
1) 3
2) 4
3) 6
4) 2
5) 5


13. Varuna is a Naval Exercise between India and ___________.
1) France
2) Russia
3) United Kingdom
4) Australia
5) Japan


14. Manpreet Kaur is associated with which sports?
1) Shot Put
2) Archery
3) Wrestling
4) Javeline Throw
5) Shooting


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15. Who among the following was honoured with the 75th Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Award?
1) Saira Banu
2) Jackie Shroff
3) Vyjayanthimala
4) Aamir Khan
5) Both 1 and 2


16. World Malaria Day 2017 observed on April 25 with the theme __________.
1) "Malaria: a disease without borders"
2) "Malaria prevention works: Let’s close the gap"
3) “End Malaria For Good"
4) "Invest in the future: defeat malaria"
5) "Sustain Gains, Save Lives: Invest in Malaria"[


17. Which of the following Indian state did recently sign a MoU with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the lives of small farmers and promote inclusive agricultural transformation in the state?
1) Jharkhand
2) Bihar
3) Andhra Pradesh
4) Chhattisgarh
5) Odisha


18. International Mother Earth Day is observed on ___________.
1) 20 April
2) 21 April
3) 23 April
4) 22 April
5) 24 April



19. Which of the following online platform did recently launch ‘Digital Gold’?
1) Mobikwik
2) Snapdeal
3) Paytm
4) Flipkart
5) Amazon India


20. Which of the following bank did recently sign an agreement with Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI) to provide loans at a concessional rate to builders as well as customers for affordable housing projects?
1) Axis Bank
2) State Bank of India
3) IDBI Bank
4) Punjab National Bank
5) ICICI Bank


21. World Book and Copyright Day is observed on _________.
1) 23 April
2) 22 April
3) 24 April
4) 25 April
5) 27 April


22. National Panchayati Raj Diwas is observed on ______________.
1) 23 April
2) 24 April
3) 25 April
4) 27 April
5) 26 April


23. Which of the following film won the best film honour at the 41st Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF)?
1) Lipstick Under My Burkha
2) Parched
3) Pink
4) Newton
5) None of the above


24. PM Narendra Modi recently launched the UDAN Scheme. The first UDAN flight was flagged off on _____________.
1) Dharmshala to New Delhi
2) Dehradun to New Delhi
3) Shimla to New Delhi
4) Kadapa to Hyderabad
5) None of these


25. Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan on 27 April 2017 became the first Indian actor to deliver TED speech in ____________.
1) Alberta, Canada
2) Montreal, Canada
3) Calgary, Canada
4) Toronto, Canada
5) Vancouver, Canada


26. Name the first Indian city to be selected for the Pierre L'Enfant Planning Excellence and Achievement Awards-2017.
1) Mumbai
2) Varanasi
3) Indore
4) Bhubaneswar
5) Ahmedabad


27. Name the first country in the world to ban metal mining.
1) Colombia
2) El Salvador
3) Portugal
4) Venezuela
5) Brazil



28. World Day for Safety and Health at Work observed globally on _____________.
1) 29 April
2) 27 April
3) 28 April
4) 30 April
5) 26 April


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Answers & Explanations:

1. 4) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed a monetary penalty on Kotak Mahindra Bank and Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corp. Ltd for violation of instructions on reporting requirements of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), 1999. The central bank slapped a fine of Rs70,000 on HSBC and Rs10,000 on Kotak Mahindra Bank in exercise of the powers in RBI under the provisions of section 11(3) of the FEMA Act.

2. 3) The Income Tax (IT) department on 14 April 2017 launched the second phase of 'Operation Clean Money' to detect black money post-demonetisation. Over 60000 individuals will be investigated in the second phase.

3. 1) The Centre has sanctioned construction of over one lakh more houses for the urban poor with an investment of Rs 4,200 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban).

4. 2) The World Hemophilia Day was celebrated across the world on 17 April 2017 with the theme “Hear Their Voices”.

5. 3) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 16 April 2017 flagged-off first-ever train with glass roof coaches on Visakhapatnam-Araku route in Andhra Pradesh.

6. 4) Sourav Kothari is associated with billiards. He was in news when Pankaj Advani on 14 April 2017 defeated him 6-3 to win the Asian Billiards Championship final held in Chandigarh.

7. 2) Private sector lender Yes Bank announced alliance with Paisabazaar.com under which the bank will offer conditionally approved loans to the latter’s existing customers.

8. 4) International Day for Monuments and Sites or World Heritage Day was observed across the world on 18 April 2017. The theme for the year is Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism.

9. 1) Girish Chandra Saxena passed away on 14 April 2017 at the age of 90. He was the former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.

10. 3) India agreed to help Armenia build satellite and remote sensing data matters and also train Armenian scientists.

11. 3) The World Intellectual Property Day 2016 was on 26 April 2017 observed across the world with the theme Innovation – Improving Lives.

12. 5) India on 24 April 2017 became the world’s fifth-largest military spender, as per the figures released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). India spent around USD 55.9 billion for its military in the year 2016.

13. 1) The Indian Navy on 24 April 2017 began a joint maritime exercise Varuna with the French Navy at the Mediterranean Sea.

14. 1) Manpree Kaur is associated with Shot Put. Indian shot putter Manpreet Kaur on 24 April 2017 clinched a gold medal in the first leg of the Asian Grand Prix Athletics Meet in Jinhua, China.

15. 4) Superstar Aamir Khan was on 25 April 2017 honoured with the 75th Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Award for his film Dangal, which was one of the biggest hits of 2016.

16. 2) World Malaria Day 2017 observed on April 25 with the theme "Malaria prevention works: Let’s close the gap".

17. 5) The Odisha government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the lives of small farmers and promote inclusive agricultural transformation in the state.

18. 4) The International Mother Earth Day was observed on 22 April 2017 across the world. The theme for the year is Environmental & Climate Literacy.

19. 3) Payments app Paytm on 27 April 2017 launched ‘Digital Gold’ on its platform to allow customers to buy and sell gold through electronic platform.

20. 2) State-owned SBI and realtors' body CREDAI have signed an agreement to provide loans at a concessional rate to builders as well as customers for affordable housing projects.

21. 1) The World Book and Copyright Day was celebrated on 23 April 2017 across the globe.

22. 2) The National Panchayati Raj Diwas was observed across India on 24 April 2017.

23. 4) Actor Rajkummar Rao-starrer film ‘Newton’ in April 2017 won the best film honour at the 41st Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF).

24. 3) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 27 April 2017 launched air regional connectivity scheme UDAN (Ude Desh ka Har Nagarik) during his day-long visit to Shimla. Under the scheme, the first UDAN flight was flagged off on Shimla-Delhi route. Simultaneously, PM Narendra Modi also launched the inaugural UDAN flights on Kadapa – Hyderabad and Nanded - Hyderabad routes.

25. 5) Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan on 27 April 2017 became the first Indian actor to deliver TED speech in Vancouver, Canada.

26. 4) Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha, on 27 April 2017 was selected for the Pierre L'Enfant Planning Excellence and Achievement Awards-2017. The city was selected for the award for good and advanced town planning and engaging its residents in the planning process.

27. 2) El Salvador in April 2017 became the first country in the world to ban metal mining.

28. 3) The World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2017 was observed across the world on 28 April 2017 with the theme 'Optimize the collection and use of OSH data'.







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