Current Affairs January 2017 [2]

[11] Which of the following is true about the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bill, 2017?

[1] The Bill allows IIMs to grant degrees to their students.

[2] The annual report of the IIMs will be placed in Parliament and Comptroller and Auditor General will audit their accounts.

[3] The Board of an IIM will include women and members from Scheduled Castes/Tribes.

Answer options:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 & 2 only

[C] 2 & 3 only

[D] 1, 2 & 3



[12] Who has been appointed as the new Chief of Army staff of India?

[A] Bipin Rawat

[B] Birendra Singh Dhanoa

[C] Amarjeet Singh

[D] Sarath Chand


[13] On which day the ‘World Braille Day’ is observed every year across the world

[A] On 4th January

[B] On 14th January

[C] On 15th January

[D] On 24th January



[14] Which scheme is launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to impart skill training to Indian youth seeking employment overseas?

[A] Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

[B] Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana

[C] Make in India

[D] Skill India


[15] ……………………..has launched climate change programme to conduct study to assess the status, distribution and conservation of Pheasants and Finches in Central Himalayas.

[A] The Salim Ali Center for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON)

[B] World Wide fund for nature-India (WWF-1), New Delhi

[C] The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), Mumbai

[D] Zoological Survey of India (ZSI)


[16] The Union Cabinet has approved a new scheme, the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana (Grameen)-PMAY (G), for promotion of Rural Housing in the country. Which of the following is incorrect about PMAY (G)?

[A] The scheme will be implemented by National Housing Bank (NHB).

[B] Under the scheme, the beneficiary will be provided interest subsidy for loan amount upto Rs. 2 Lakhs for taking loan.

[C] The minimum area of home under the new scheme has been increased to 35 Square meter (267 Square foot) from 25 Sq.Mt. in earlier scheme.

[D] Central government aims to develop 3 Crore homes by the year 2022 in rural areas for poor families including BPL.

[17] Who is the Chief of the Air Staff (CoAS) of the Indian Air Force (IAF)?

[A] Birender Singh Dhanoa

[B] Shirish Baban Deo

[C] Amarjeet Singh

[D] None of the above


[18] Google launched two new initiatives “My Business” and “Digital Unlocked” to train and help———-.

[A] Small businesses in India.

[B] Medium businesses in India.

[C] Both A and B

[D] Large businesses in India.


[19] World Hindi Day is celebrated on ———– every year.

[A] January 13

[B] January 12

[C] January 11

[D] January 10


[20] Who was appointed by the Supreme Court on January 30, 2017 as head of four-member Committee of Administrators to run Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)?

[A] Diana Edulji

[B] Vinod Rai

[C] Ramachandra Guha

[D] Vikram Limaye