Current Affairs March 2017 [4]

[31] Which state has the highest number of arsenic-affected people in the country?

[A] Kerala

[B] Madhya Pradesh

[C] West Bengal

[D] Uttar Pradesh



[32] Which scheme has launched by the Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry for developing export linked infrastructure in states with a view to promoting outbound shipments?

[A] Export Promotional Capital Goods Scheme

[B] The Merchandise Exports from India Scheme

[C] Services Exports from India Scheme

[D] Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme



[33] The Lok Sabha has passed the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, on March 9, 2017. Which of the following is true about the bill?

[1] Maternity leave available to the working women to be increased from 12 weeks to 24 weeks for the first two children.

[2] Maternity leave for children beyond the first two will continue to be 12 weeks.

[3] Maternity leave of 12 weeks to be available to mothers adopting a child below the age of three months as well as to the “commissioning mothers”.

Answer options:

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 1 and 3 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3



[34] Which state Government has announced Tirtha Darshan Scheme under which senior citizens above 60 years of age in the state will be able to go on a pilgrimage within the country at government expense?

[A] Gujarat

[B] Maharashtra

[C] Haryana

[D] Himachal Pradesh



[35] The first-ever Houston India Conference was hosted by Asia Society Texas Centre in Houston, United States from March 24, 2017. What was the theme of the conference?

[A] ‘Make in India -The Inside Story’

[B] ‘Make for India -The Inside Story’

[C] ‘Digital India -The Inside Story’

[D] ‘Innovative India -The Inside Story’



[36] Which Tiger Reserve has become the first tiger reserve in India to officially introduce a mascot- Bhoorsingh the Barasingha?

[A] Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve, Uttarakhand

[B] Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan

[C] Sunderban Tiger Reserve, West Bengal

[D] Kanha Tiger Reserve, Madya Pradesh



[37] Which of the following is NOT TRUE about Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana [RVY]?

[A] The scheme is fully funded by the Central Government.

[B] This is a Scheme for providing Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens belonging to BPL category.

[C] The scheme will be launched in District Raipur, Chhattisgarh on1st April, 2017.

[D] The Scheme will be implemented through the sole implementing agency, ‘Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation (ALIMCO).



[38] Which is India’s longest road tunnel?

[A] Chenani-Nashri Tunnel

[B] Rohtang Tunnel

[C] Jawahar Tunnel

[D] Kamshet Tunnel



[39] On which day the World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) is celebrated every year?

[A] March 10

[B] March 13

[C] March 15

[D] March 18



[40] Who is the winner of Saraswati Samman 2016?

[A] Mahabaleshwar Sail

[B] Padma Sachdev

[C] Govind Mishra

[D] Kiran Nagarkar