Current Affairs Quiz: February 12, 2018

Current Affairs 12 February 2018 Quiz

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  1. Name the first Indian golfer to qualify for the China Ladies PGA Tour
    A) Ashbeer Saini
    B) Shiv Chawrasia
    C) Sharmila Nicollet
    D) Aditi Ashok
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Sharmila Nicollet has become the first Indian golfer to qualify for the China Ladies PGA Tour. The 26-year-old Bengaluru golfer fought her way back into the tournament in the last two rounds to earn a card for the Tour, which had Women’s World rankings points also.
  2. Well known human rights activist and lawyer Asma Jahangir passed away recently. She hailed from which country?
    A) India
    B) Pakistan
    C) Bangladesh
    D) Saudi Arabia
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Renowned Pakistani human rights activist and lawyer Asma Jahangir has passed away. She was 66.
  3. Who among the following has become the youngest person in the world as well as the first Indian to swim across the Ocean Seven?
    A) Sandeep Sejwal
    B) Ashwin Menon
    C) Rehan Poncha
    D) Rohan More
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Pune-based swimmer, Rohan More became the first Asian as well as the first Indian to swim across the Ocean Seven. Rohan is the youngest person in the world to swim across the Ocean Seven. The swimming marathon is widely considered equivalent to the Seven Summits mountaineering challenge. With this, More becomes only the ninth person in the world to complete it.
  4. Who among the following has been appointed as the head of Private Banking at HDFC Bank?
    A) Rakesh Singh
    B) Pradeep Mehta
    C) Sarvesh Sinha
    D) Manoj Singh
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Rakesh Singh has been appointed as head of private banking at HDFC Bank. He will continue to head the bank’s investment banking, capital markets and financial institutions businesses.
  5. Paisabazaar.com has collaborated with which technology giant to develop  “industry first” innovations using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning for its online marketplace ?
    A) Amazon
    B) Facebook
    C) Google
    D) Microsoft
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Paisabazaar.com, the country’s largest digital lending platform, has entered into partnership with Microsoft to develop “industry first” innovations, to deliver innovative and unique customer experience on its platform using artificial intelligence and machine learning. With this partnership, Paisabazaar.com will move its entire technology infrastructure to Microsoft Azure (cloud based platform).
  6. Who is the writer of the book on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee title Mere Sapno Ka Bharat?
    A) Anita Moorjani
    B) Tarun Vijay
    C) Subhas Chandra
    D) Arjun Singh
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh released a book on best interviews of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The interviews have been compiled in a book form “Mere Sapno Ka Bharat’‘ by Tarun Vijay, former BJP MP and Editor of Panchjanya, an RSS published journal.
  7. In an effort to mitigate pollution, name the 14 days long campaign launched by the Delhi government jointly with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change?
    A) Clean Air Campaign
    B) Swachh Air Campaign
    C) Fight for Clean Air
    D) Lets Clear the Air
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Delhi government and the MoEF (Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change) jointly launched the Clean Air Campaign, which will continue for 2 weeks till February 23. As part of the Campaign, 70 teams have been constituted, comprising 1 officer of MoEF&CC & another from Delhi govt, who will be the co-leaders of the team. Campaign would include enforcement of pollution-control measures for vehicles, driving discipline & inspection of power plants.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Which among the following is the largest bank in India by market capitalization?
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Axis Bank
    D) Federal Bank
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    HDFC Bank is India’s largest private sector lender by assets. It is the largest bank in India by market capitalization as of February 2016
  2. Who is the Cabinet Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change?
    A) Jagat Prakash Nadda
    B) Harsh Vardhan
    C) Prakash Javadekar
    D) V K Singh
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    He represents Chandni Chowk in Delhi as a Member of Parliament
  3. Who is the CEO of Microsoft?
    A) Larry Page
    B) Satya Nadella
    C) Sergey Brin
    D) Sundar Pichai
    View Answer
      Option B

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