Current Affairs Questions for Canara Bank PO Exam 2018: 3rd March 2018

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Current Affairs Quiz Based on The Hindu: 3rd March
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. The Indian economy grew at a five-quarter high of ________________ in the October-December period reflecting overall recovery due to good show by agriculture, manufacturing, construction and certain services as per the second advanced estimates of the CSO.
(a) 7.0%
(b) 7.2%
(c) 7.1%
(d) 7.3%
(e) 7.4%
Q2. Which Bank has announced its partnership with Ripple (the enterprise blockchain solution for Global Payments) to facilitate payments into and out of India recently?
(a) Federal Bank
(b) ICICI Bank
(c) Kotak Mahindra Bank
(d) HDFC Bank
(e) IndusInd Bank
Q3. Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani attended the 27th Technological Conference of Indian Jute Industries’ Research Association (IJIRA) on Shaping the Future of Jute in-
(a) Guwahati
(b) Patna
(c) Kolkata
(d) Lucknow
(e) Ranchi
Q4. Moody’s Investors Service estimated that India will grow __________ in the calendar year 2018 and ___________ in 2019, amid signs of economic recovery from the impact of demonetisation and GST.
(a) 7.6% and 7.5%
(b) 7.4% and 7.3%
(c) 7.8% and 7.7%
(d) 7.1% and 7.2%
(e) 6.8% and 6.7%
Q5. The Union Cabinet has approved the regularization and extension of Govt. Guarantee provided to lender Bank for providing credit limit to NAFED Rs.19,000 crore from earlier Rs.9,500 crore for undertaking procurement operation of pulses and oilseeds under PSS. PSS stands for-
(a) Price Service Scheme
(b) Price Support System
(c) Product Support Scheme
(d) Price Support Scheme
(e) Price Solutions Scheme
Q6. The apex anti-terror body National Investigation Agency (NIA) will be the nodal authority for probing cases of human trafficking after the government approved a proposal in this regard. Who is the present Director General of NIA?
(a) Yogesh Chander Modi
(b) Ajit Doval
(c) Nripendra Misra
(d) KK Venugopal
(e) Ranjit Kumar
Q7. The first Mega Food Park in the state of __________________ Satara Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd. at Village Degaon, District Satara was inaugurated by Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister of Food Processing Industries.
(a) Rajasthan
(b) Gujarat
(c) Maharashtra
(d) Assam
(e) West Bengal
Q8. Who is present Union Minister of Food Processing Industries in Union cabinet?
(a) Hukmdev Narayan Yadav
(b) Maneka Sanjay Gandhi
(c) Giriraj Singh
(d) Ram Vilas Paswan
(e) Harsimrat Kaur Badal
Q9. Which country has unveiled its long-awaited mascot for the 2020 Olympic Games: a futuristic blue-checked, doe-eyed character with pointy ears and “special powers” that was picked by schoolchildren across mascot-mad?
(a) Germany
(b) Japan
(c) France
(d) Canada
(e) South Korea

Q10. Women and Child Development Ministry has approved projects worth over how much amount under the Nirbhaya fund for eight major cities to make them safer for women? 
(a) Rs 1,900 crore
(b) Rs 3,900 crore
(c) Rs 2,900 crore
(d) Rs 5,900 crore
(e) Rs 4,900 crore
Q11. Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of NFRA. What is the meaning of “R” in NFRA?
(a) Random
(b) Regional
(c) Reserve
(d) Reporting
(e) Reports
Q12. International Olympic Committee (IOC) has restored Russia’s Olympic membership with immediate effect following its suspension from the Winter Olympics in-
(a) South Korea
(b) Japan
(c) China
(d) Thailand
(e) Russia
Q13. The State Bank has raised its lending rates by 20 basis points to 8(point)15 per cent, with immediate effect, setting the tone for the industry to follow suit. Which of the following is not a impact it?
(a) Car loan will be costlier 
(b) Car loan will be cheaper 
(c) Home loan will be cheaper 
(d) Home loan will be costlier 
(e) Both (b) and (c)

Q14. India and Jordan has renewed their support to the Palestinian cause as the two sides signed 12 agreements, including one on defence cooperation, following a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and King of Jordan. Who is present King of Jordan?
(a) Sheikh Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah
(b) Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud
(c) Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein
(d) Muqrin bin Abdulaziz
(e) Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah
Q15. The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of PMEGP beyond 12th Plan for three years from 2017-18 to 2019-20 with a total outlay of Rs.5,500 crore. PMEGP stands for-
(a) Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Percentage
(b) Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme
(c) Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Product
(d) Prime Minister’s Employment Global Programme
(e) Prime Minister’s Economy Generation Programme

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