Current Affairs Questions & Answers: March 8, 2017

1. What is the theme of 2017 International Women’s Day (IWD)?
[A] Women’s History Month
[B] Equality for Women is Progress for All
[C] Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality
[D] Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030

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2. Who has been bestowed with the 2016 Moorti Devi Award?
[A] Kalakaluri Enoch
[B] Virendra Hegde
[C] M P Veerendra Kumar
[D] Nirmita Kaur

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3. Which bank has launched India’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based banking chatbot “Electronic Virtual Assistant (EVA) for customer service?
[A] ICICI Bank
[B] HDFC Bank
[C] Axis Bank
[D] SBI

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4. Which Indian airport has been ranked 2nd globally in the over 40 million passengers per annum category, as per the Montreal (Canada)-based Airports Council International 2016 rankings?
[A] Indira Gandhi International Airport
[B] Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
[C] GMR Hyderabad International Airport
[D] Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

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5. Which union ministry is hosting the 13th executive committee meeting of International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN)?
[A] Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
[B] Ministry of Power
[C] Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
[D] Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

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6. Kalika Prasad Bhattacharya, who recently passed away, was the noted folk singer of which language?
[A] Odia
[B] Hindi
[C] Bengali
[D] Urdu

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7. Which union minister has inaugurated the International Yoga Fest (IYF) in New Delhi?
[A] Narendra Modi
[B] Raj Nath Singh
[C] Arun Jaitley
[D] M Venkaiah Naidu

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8. Who is the author of the book “The Secret Diary of Kasturba”?
[A] Neelima Dalmia Adhar
[B] Aruna Chakravarti
[C] Som Sharma
[D] Narendra Verma

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9. India’s longest cable-stayed bridge across river Narmada is situated on which National Highway (NH)?
[A] NH-1
[B] NH-5
[C] NH-2
[D] NH-8

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10. Which state government will organise the first-of-its-kind “Tulip festival”?
[A] Himachal Pradesh
[B] Jammu and Kashmir
[C] Sikkim
[D] Arunachal Pradesh

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