AffairsCloud brings you the complete and important daily current affairs quiz September 15 2017 to achieve more marks in Banking , insurance, UPSC, SSC, CLAT ,railway and all other competitive Exams. We have prepared the current affairs quiz from our current affairs today updates.
- To which refugees Government of India has granted citizenship.
1. Chakma, Hajong refugees
2. Barbados refugees
3. Comoros refugees
4. Czechia refugees
5. Dominica refugeesAnswer – 1. Chakma, Hajong refugees
The centre announced that will soon grant citizenship to nearly one lakh Chakma Buddhists and Hajong Hindu refugees, who came from the erstwhile East Pakistan(Bangladesh) five decades ago and are living in camps in the northeast.This announcement came on the situation when centre is planning to deport Rohingya people to Myanmar.
- Government has launched Operation Insaniyat to help Rohingya refugees for which country.
5. FinlandAnswer – 2. Bangladesh
Ministry of External affairs launched operation Insaniyat to help the Rohingya refugees staying in Bangladesh. This move will enhance India-Bangladesh ties.Bangladesh is facing humanitarian crisis due to mass influx of refugees from Myanmar. Bangladesh is suffering from shortage of resources. India is sending basic amenities that the refugees are in urgent need of at the moment. These things include rice, pulses, sugar, salt, cooking oil, tea, ready to eat noodles, biscuits, mosquito nets etc. The first tranche will be brought to Chittagong by an Indian Air Force (IAF) plane on 14th September 2017.
- Where was Two-Day Regional Conference on Good Governance and Replication of Best Practices started?
5. West BengalAnswer – 4. Goa
The two-day Regional Conference on ‘Good Governance and Replication of Best Practices’began in Goa. It was organised by Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Government of India. It was presided over by dignitaries from 25 states and UT’s. The two-day Conference is an effort to create a common platform to share experiences in the formulation and implementation of citizen centric governance, improved public service delivery through e-Governance, transparent, accountable and citizen friendly effective administration.
- Which minister has inaugurated first National Conference on “Uniformed Women in Prison Administration” in New Delhi?
1. Rajnath Singh
3. OkramIbobi Singh
5. KirenRijijuAnswer – 5. KirenRijiju
The Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri KirenRijiju inaugurated the Conference. Ms. Lalitha Kumaramangalam, Chairperson, National Commission for Women (NCW) addressed the Valedictory Session. She insisted on improving the prison infrastructure and 50% reservation for women in recruitment in prison and correctional services.
- Which ministry has launched “Swachhta Hi Sewa” campaign?
1. Home Ministry
2. Commerce & Industry
3. HRD ministry
4. Textile ministry
5. Railway ministryAnswer – 1. Home Ministry
The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched the “Swachhta Hi Sewa” campaign of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), at ITBP campus, Tigri. ITBP (Indo Tibetian Border Force) officers and jawans participated in cleanliness drive around the campus. A Swachhta demonstration by ITBP’s women personnel was presented. Theme song created and composed by ITBP personnel on cleanliness was also presented.
- Which organization has signed a pact with Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society (APIS) for start-up?
5. NPCIAnswer – 2. NRDC
The National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) has signed an MoU with the Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society (APIS) announced on 14th of Sept. 2017.The pact has been signed to encourage start-up in the manufacturing & technology driven sectors. The fair was organised by IIA in collaboration with APIS and International Federation of Inverters’ Associations (IFIA).The APIS has created four ‘plug & play’ technology business incubators in Visakhapatnam, Tirupathi, Anantapur and Kakinada to promote innovation and start-ups. The total cost allotted will be Rs. 100 crore to create a separate fund to support aspiring entrepreneurs.
- Which state govt. has announced farm loan waiver of up to Rs 50,000?
1. Madhya Pradesh
2. Uttar Pradesh
5. HaryanaAnswer – 3. Rajasthan
After a two-week-long protest by farmers, the Rajasthan government has announced a Rs 20,000 crore farm-loan waiver.The government has agreed to waive loans for farmers up to Rs 50,000.The farmers were demanding waiver of all loans amounting to Rs49,500 crore but the government was firm that as per records, the loans amounted to Rs19,700 crore.After three rounds of talks through the day, the two sides finally reached an agreement. According to the reports, Rajasthan has now become the fifth state, after Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Karnataka to waive farm loans.
- Which country has topped the report as most stress free country according to 2017 Global least and most stressful cities released, by a firm called Zipjet?
1. Tampere, Finland
2. Tokyo Japan
3. Hangzhou, China
4. Stuttgart, Germany
5. New Delhi, IndiaAnswer – 4. Stuttgart, Germany
Global ranking for the least and most stressful cities of the world was released, by a firm called Zipjet, in London. Stuttgart,Germany is at the top ,Bangalore 130th and, New Delhi 142nd.
- Which country displays its first unmanned attack helicopter?
5. IndiaAnswer – 3. China
China displayed its first unmanned combat helicopter AV500W for foreign buyers in the northeastern Tianjin city, China.Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC), state-owned aircraft manufacturer, displayed the military observation cum combat helicopter at the fourth China Helicopter Expo, in China.This has been done in a move to enlarge its market of military drones abroad. The AV500W was designed and produced by AVIC Helicopter Research and Development Institute in Jingdezhen , Jiangxi province of China.
- Name of the country become first in Quality of Nationality in the world.
5. IndiaAnswer – 4. Germany
According to the Henley & Partners – Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index (QNI) Germany’s quality of nationality is ranked first in the world. It was launched in London on 13th of Sept. 2017.Germany scored 82.7% out of a possible 100% on the index while Afghanistan sitting at the bottom of the index with a score of 14.6%.India was ranked 101 among 159 countries. The index takes into account various factors including the country’s economic growth and level of human development.
- Which country hosts huge war games exercise “Aurora” with NATO?
5. JapanAnswer – 2. Sweden
Sweden hosts huge war games exercise with NATO. It is biggest military exercise in more than 20 years with support from NATO countries.Sweden is not a member of NATO but the exercise, called “Aurora”, involves 19,000 troops and will replicate an attack from the east on the Baltic island of Gotland, near the Swedish mainland. Around 1,500 of the military personnel are from the United States, France, Norway and other NATO allies
- Where was the Third meeting of India–Kuwait Joint Ministerial Commission for Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation held?
2. Saudi Arabia
3. Abu Dhabi
5. TokyoAnswer – 4. Kuwait
From 18th September to 20th September 2017, the Third Meeting of India–Kuwait Joint Ministerial Commission for Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation, would be held in Kuwait. Mr.M.J.Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs would lead an Indian delegation for the Meeting in Kuwait.This is his first official visit to Kuwait.
- According to DBS India’s GDP growth likely to slip below how much % this fiscal year?
5. 8%Answer – 1. 7%
A report by DBS, a multinational banking and financial services corporation, said that India’s GDP growth is likely to reduce below 7 % this financial year. According to DBS, two main reasons for the downfall are demonetisation in November 2016 and GST implementation in July 2017. These added to the already slow growth in manufacturing and investment sectors.
- When was Engineers Day celebrated on the month of September?
5. 7Answer – 1. 15
Engineers day was celebrated all over India on 15thseptember every year by engineering community. It is celebrated as a tribute to the greatest Indian Engineer Bharat RatnaMokshagundamVisvesvaraya. This year’s theme is “Role of Engineers in a developing India”.
- On September 15, 2017 which day is celebrated?
1. International Day of Democracy
2. International Social service Day
3. International Civil Service Day
4. World Laughter Day
5. International Revolution DayAnswer – 1. International Day of Democracy
The international day on democracy was celebrated on United Nations Headquarters on New York, US. It was Organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union of UN. This year’s theme is “In defence of democracy: The 20th anniversary of IPU’s Universal Declaration on Democracy”. To set an international standard to guide governments, parliaments and citizens through today’s many challenges to democracy around the world.To explore various hindrances of democracy and discussing concrete ways to support democracy.
- Which veteran actor and ‘Sopranos’ mobster died at the age of 80?
1. John Glenn
3. George Michael
4. Frank Vincent
5. SayeedAnswer – 4. Frank Vincent
American veteran actor Frank Vincent died peacefully at the age of 80 on 13th September 2017, in New Jersey. He has played numerous roles throughout his career. Out of which, many were tough guy characters. One of his famous roles is mob boss Phil Leotardo on “The Sopranos” television series. He has played dominant roles in many HBO series.
- Which minister has launched ‘Maharashtra Mission 1 Million’?
1. Manohar Parikkar
2. NN vohra
4. Devendra Fadnavis
5. Sayeed ShameerAnswer – 4. DevendraFadnavis
Maharashtra Chief Minister Mr.DevendraFadnavis launched the ‘Maharashtra Mission 1 Million’ initiative through which 10 lakh (1 million) students across the state would play football in Mumbai.The FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 is to happen for the first time in India and in Maharashtra.In a move to support it, Mission 1 Million was planned by Maharashtra Sports Minister Mr.VinodTawde.
- At Western Asia Youth Chess Championship who win two bronze medals in the under 14 category?
1. Rishabh Shah
2. Ankur Pandey
3. George Michael
4. Frank Vincent
5. Robert WilsonAnswer – 1.Rishabh Shah
Rishabh Shah of Mumbai, bagged two bronze medals in the Under-14 Rapid and Blitz formats of the 2nd Western Asia Youth Chess Championship in Sri Lanka.
Bronze medal winner. The 2nd Western Asia Youth Chess Championship was held from 4th September 2017 to 11th September 2017 in Sri Lanka. Rishabh Shah, 14 year old chess player from Mumbai, with rank 3, scored 5 points and 4.5 points respectively in Rapid format and Blitz format and won two Bronze medals in the under 14 category. Rishabh trains at the South Mumbai Chess Academy.Gold medal was won by GMH Thilakarathne, a Srilankan player. Silver medal was won by Mohammad Fahad Rahman of Bangladesh.
- Which state tax department launches webpage for GST related complaints?
2. Uttar Pradesh
3. Tamil Nadu
4. Madhya Pradesh
5. Jammu & KashmirAnswer – 2.Uttar Pradesh
The Uttar Pradesh tax department has launched a web page to allow traders and others to submit their complaints and feedback related to the GST.It facilitates uploading of supporting documents for any complaint and will help the tax department to address GST related issues.Traders can raise queries related to migration, registration, return, payment/challan, composition scheme, backend issue, connectivity, eway Bill.
- Which Bank bags Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar award?
1. Canara Bank
2. Vijaya Bank
3. Syndicate Bank
4. Punjab & National Bank
5. Bank of BarodaAnswer – 2. Vijaya Bank
Vijaya Bank was awarded the first prize under the RajbhashaKirtiPuraskar (Region C)for the year 2016-2017.Vijaya Bank was given this award to honour its work in implementing Hindi as a language in its day-to-day activities. President Mr.RamNathKovind handed the award to the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Vijaya Bank, Mr.R.A.Sankara Narayanan.
- Who has appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Slovak Republic?
2. Rajendra Sharma
3. Sunil Mehta
4. Harsh Kumar Jain
5. Rajiv KumarAnswer – 4. Harsh Kumar Jain
Harsh Kumar Jain was appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Slovak Republic, in New Delhi.Mr.Harsh Kumar Jain, Indian Foreign Service, of batch 1993 is currently the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Kazakhstan. He has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Slovak Republic.
- UN chief appointed which one of the following person as first UN envoy for oceans?
1. Peter Thomson
3. Jared Kushner
5. AdeleAnswer – 1. Peter Thomson
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed the outgoing president of the General Assembly Peter Thomson as the first special envoy for the oceans.This action will stimulate the efforts to protect world’s oceans.Peter Thomson played a lead role at the first-ever UN conference on oceans in June.The 193 UN member states issued an urgent call for action to reverse the decline in the health and productivity of the world’s oceans.
- Which company has tied up with Rolls Royce to set up engine plant?
1. Tata Motors
2. Ashok Leyland
4. Force Motors
5. WiproAnswer – 4. Force Motors
Commercial vehicle maker Force Motors has tied up with Rolls Royce Power Systems announced on 13th of Sept. 2017. It is a joint Venture to produce engines for multiple applications like railways and power generation.Rolls Royce Power Systems has decided to partner with Force Motors for manufacture of engines for their rail and power generation systems.