Current Affairs Questions for Canara Bank PO Exam 2018: 16th Feb 2018

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Current Affairs Quiz Based on The Hindu: 16th Feb

The General Awareness Section of Banking Exams covers numerous sections in it like Banking Awareness, Static GK, and Current Affairs. But the most important thing that you might have noticed is that both the Banking Awareness and Static Awareness questions asked in the General Awareness Section are based on Current Affairs only. The questions on Static and Banking Awareness are related to the countries, events or anything that has been in news for a while. Apart from the GA Section, an excellent knowledge of current news also helps you deal with the PI (Personal Interview) more efficiently so you do not give a mumble jumble answer to the interviewee's simple questions. Here is a quiz on Current Affairs to let you assess your Current Affairs Knowledge.

Q1. Name the President of South Africa, who has resigned recently?
(a) Gugu Mtshali
(b) Kgalema Motlanthe
(c) Jacob Zuma
(d) Thabo Mbeki
(e) Monwabisi Kwanda Mbeki

Q2. In order to remove existing ambiguities due to multiple Acts and rules for Small Saving Schemes, the Government of India has proposed merger of Government Savings Certificates Act, 1959 and Public Provident Fund Act, 1968 with the Government Savings Banks Act, 1873. As per PPF Act, the PPF account can’t be closed prematurely before completion of ___________ financial years.
(a) six
(b) two
(c) four
(d) three
(e) five

Q3. Which state has become first state to opt out of ‘Modicare’?
(a) West Bengal
(b) Kerala
(c) Uttar Pradesh
(d) Maharashtra
(e) Karnataka

Q4. The government has extended the anti-narcotics scheme for 3 more years to combat illicit trafficking in drugs and psychotropic substance. The scheme was first launched on-
(a) 24th October 2002 
(b) 24th October 2004
(c) 24th October 2006 
(d) 24th October 2000 
(e) 24th October 2008 

Q5. Which state has won the Senior Women's National Football Championship for the first time recently?
(a) Gujarat
(b) Maharashtra
(c) Kerala
(d) Tamil Nadu
(e) West Bengal

Q6. Name the company, which has bagged an order worth Rs 560 crore from NTPC for setting up a system for emission control at Dadri in Uttar Pradesh?
(a) SAIL
(b) TCS
(c) BHEL
(d) GAIL
(e) RIL

Q7. Which among the following country will play host to the 8th Theatre Olympics, the greatest carnival of thespianism?
(a) India
(b) China
(c) France
(d) South Africa
(e) Germany

Q8. In which state PM Narendra Modi has inaugurated the Dorjee Khandu state convention centre?
(a) Assam
(b) Tripura
(c) Meghalaya
(d) Sikkim
(e) Arunachal Pradesh

Q9. India's first radio festival was held in ____________ to mark World Radio Day. 
(a) Pune
(b) New Delhi
(c) Kokata
(d) Bengaluru
(e) Hyderabad

Q10. Name the person, who is head of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and sworn in as South Africa's new President? 
(a) Gugu Mtshali
(b) Kgalema Motlanthe
(c) Jacob Zuma
(d) Cyril Ramaphosa
(e) Monwabisi Kwanda Mbeki





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