Current Affairs Quiz: February 11, 2018

Current Affairs 11 February 2018 Quiz

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  1. Who among the following has been conferred with the ‘Grand Collar of the State of Palestine’, the highest Palestinian honour?
    A) Virat Kohli
    B) Narendra Modi
    C) Salman Khan
    D) Sushma Swaraj
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      Option B
    Explanation: I
    n a special recognition of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s contribution to relations between India and Palestine, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas conferred the “Grand Collar of the State of Palestine” on him after the conclusion of the bilateral meeting. The Grand Collar is the highest order given to foreign dignitaries- such as Kings, Heads of State/Government and persons of similar rank.
  2. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently laid the foundation stone of the first Hindu temple in which of the given countries?
    A) Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    B) Jerusalem, Palestine
    C) Dubai, UAE
    D) Hanoi, Vietnam
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the first Hindu temple in the United Arab Emirates’ capital. The sprawling temple spread over an area of 55,000 square meters will be located off the Dubai-Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Highway at Al-Rahaba.
  3. Which city hosted the National Meet on Grassroot Informatics- VIVID 2018?
    A) Gurgaon
    B) Hyderabad
    C) New Delhi
    D) Indore
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    National Informatics Centre (NIC) has organized a three-day National Meet on Grassroot Informatics- VIVID 2018 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The theme for VIVID 2018 is “Cyber Security and Innovation”.
  4. Who has been elected as the new President of Bangladesh?
    A) Zillur Rahman
    B) Jamiruddin Sircar
    C) Iajuddin Ahmed
    D) Abdul Hamid
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid has been re-elected for a second term. Earlier, the ruling Awami League (AL) nominated Abdul Hamid for his re-election as the country’s president. Hamid was sworn in as the 20th president of Bangladesh
  5. Name the state which has achieved the first rank in the NITI Aayog’s latest Health Index report titled “Healthy States, Progressive India”
    A) Kerala
    B) Punjab
    C) Gujarat
    D) Tamil Nadu
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Kerala, Punjab and Tamil Nadu were the top rankers in NITI Aayog’s latest Health Index report which has, for the first time, attempted to establish an annual systematic tool to measure and understand the heterogeneity and complexity of the nation’s performance in the health sector. While Kerala had best performance on health, Punjab was ranked second, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat take the third and fourth spots among larger states. Odisha, Bihar and Rajasthan occupy the bottom three positions.
  6. Chandrasekhar Rath passed away recently. He was noted litterateur of which language?
    A) Malayalam
    B) Odia
    C) Kannada
    D) Tamil
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The doyen of Odia literature Chandrasekhar Rath has passed away. The writer was nominated for the prestigious Padma Shri award this year. Rath was conferred with several awards, including Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award, Odisha Sahitya Akademi Award and Atibadi Jagannath Das Samman, for his contribution in the field of literature.
  7. The 2018 International Conference on Unani Medicine was orgainsed in which city?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Bangalore
    C) New Delhi
    D) Pune
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The 2018 International Conference on Unani Medicine has inaugurated by Dr Jitendra Singh (the Union Minister of Development of North-East Region) with theme “Integration of Unani System of Medicine in Mainstream Healthcare” in New Delhi on November 10, 2018. The purpose of the 2-day conference is to promote integration of Unani Medicine in mainstream healthcare across the globe.
  8. Which country was accorded the Guest of Honour status by Saudi Arabia at its annual National Heritage and Culture Festival ‘Janadriyah’ in Riyadh?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) India
    C) UAE
    D) Pakistan
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz who inaugurated the prestigious National Heritage and Culture Festival ‘Janadriyah’ in Riyadh, at which India is the guest of honour country. King Salman in the presence of Swaraj inaugurated the festival which exhibits Saudi Arabia’s rich tapestry of culture and heritage and is organised by the National Guard.
  9. According to the data by Dubais Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), which country has gained top spot for being the source market for Dubai in 2017?
    A) India
    B) Japan
    C) Russia
    D) Saudi Arabia
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Dubai witnessed 15 percent growth in tourist arrivals from India in 2017, hosting 2.1 million visitors, retaining top spot as the source market. It also became the first country to cross the 2 million mark in a single year, according to the latest data published by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism). The growth is mainly due to the success of Dubai Tourism’s ongoing collaboration with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan in the ‘BeMyGuest’ campaign.
  10. The Swachh Bharat Sanitation Park has been inaugurated in which city?
    A) Chennai
    B) Mumbai
    C) Nagpur
    D) New Delhi
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, in collaboration with the Environmental Sanitation Institute and Tata Trusts, has developed a Sanitation Park which was inaugurated in Delhi. The Park demonstrates various options pertaining to toilet technologies and solid and liquid waste management technologies, with a brief description of these technologies.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the Director-General of National Informatics Centre (NIC)?
    A) Anisha Singh
    B) Neeta Verma
    C) Garima Satija
    D) Jaya Jha
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Headquarter – New Delhi
  2. Name the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
    A) Jitendra Singh
    B) Mahesh Sharma
    C) Giriraj Singh
    D) Manoj Sinha
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    ConstituencyUdhampur (Jammu & Kashmir)
  3. Dubai Tourism has collaborated with which Indian Bollywood superstar for its ‘#BeMyGuest’ campaign?
    A) SalmanKhan
    B) Akshay Kumar
    C) Shahrukh Khan
    D) Amir Khan
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      Option C
  4. Who is the President of Palestine?
    A) Salam Fayyad
    B) Salim Zanoun
    C) Rami Hamdallah
    D) Mahmoud Abbas
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Capital:East Jerusalem
  5. What is the capital of Saudi Arabia?
    A) Riyadh
    B) Doha
    C) Sana’a
    D) Baghdad
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Currency:Saudi Riyal 

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