Current Affairs Quiz: February 13, 2018

Current Affairs 13 February 2018 Quiz

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Quiz from Current Affairs 12 February 2018 of A2Z – Click Here to Read Current Affairs of February 12, 2018

  1. The World Government Summit is being held in which among the following cities?
    A) Riyadh
    B) New Delhi
    C) Dubai
    D) Jerusalem
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The World Government Summit kicked off in Dubai, UAE, bringing together some of the globe’s top thinkers and decision makers, as well as a few celebrity speakers. The three-day event, which was first held in Dubai in 2013, has been described as the largest annual government gathering in the world.
  2. The National Productivity Week is observed annually between __________
    A) February 10-16
    B) February 12-18
    C) February 14-20
    D) February 8-14
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    National Productivity Council is observing National Productivity Day on 12th February, and National Productivity Week till 18th February.
  3. According to government data, an amount of Rs ______ crores has been saved by the Central Government through Aadhaar- enabled direct benefit transfer of about 400 government schemes.
    A) ₹ 56,000 Crore
    B) ₹ 50,000 Crore
    C) ₹ 62,000 Crore
    D) ₹ 49,000 Crore
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi at World Government Summit in Dubai said that the Union government has saved ₹56,000 crore through Aadhaar-enabled Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) of about 400 government schemes.
  4. ONGC Videsh Ltd and its partners has entered into $_______ million deal to acquire 10 percent stake in a large offshore oilfield in Abu Dhabi
    A) $400 million
    B) $700 million
    C) $500 million
    D) $600 million
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    ONGC Videsh Ltd and its partners have acquired a 10 per cent in a large offshore oilfield in Abu Dhabi, UAE for $600 million, the first time any Indian company has set foot in oil-rich Emirates.
  5. The World’s first driverless transport pod has been unveiled in which country?
    A) Dubai, UAE
    B) Beijing, China
    C) New York, United States
    D) Melbourne, Australia
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Dubai has started testing the world’s first self-driving pods that can travel individually and can also couple together to behave like a bus. The pods, designed to travel short and medium distances at 20 kmph, can be coupled in 15 seconds and detached in 5 seconds. Each pod can carry 10 riders and last for 3 hours on single charge.
  6. Qazi Wajid who died recently was a veteran actor of which country?
    A) India
    B) Pakistan
    C) Turkey
    D) Indonesia
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Veteran actor Qazi Wajid, a pioneer of Pakistan’s radio industry, has passed away.
  7. The state government of Rajasthan has announced a one time loan waiver of how much amount for small and marginal farmers in the state?
    A) Rs. 20,000
    B) Rs. 40,000
    C) Rs. 50,000
    D) Rs. 60,000
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    In the budget speech, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje announced one time loan waiver of upto Rs. 50,000 for small and marginal farmers in the state. She also announced free travel for people above 80 years of age and the hike in honorarium to Anganwadi workers.
  8. Who has won the 13th edition of the National ‘A’ Chess Championship for Blind?
    A) Aryan Joshi
    B) Soundarya Kumar Pradhan
    C) Kishan Gangolli
    D) Ashvin Makwana
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Defending champion Karnataka’s Kishan Gangolli won the 13th edition of the National ‘A’ Chess Championship for the blind in Mumbai.
  9. Which Indian city has been featured in the New World Wealth’s list of top 15 wealthiest cities globally?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Begaluru
    C) New Delhi
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Mumbai, India’s financial capital is the 12th richest city in the world with a total wealth of $950 billion, according to a report by New World Wealth. The list was topped by New York as the richest city in the world. Total wealth refers to the private wealth held by all the individuals living in each city. It includes all their assets (property, cash, equities and business interests) less any liabilities.
  10. Acclaimed award winning musician Johann Johannsson passed away recently. He hailed from which country?
    A) Germany
    B) Iceland
    C) United Kingdom
    D) Spain
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Acclaimed Icelandic musician and Oscar-nominated composer Johann Johannsson has passed away. He was 48. He was a native of Reykjavţk, Iceland 
  11. The World’s tallest 75 storied hotel named Gevora Hotel  has been unveiled in which city recently?
    A) Dubai
    B) Chicago
    C) Beijing
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The tallest hotel in the world, the 356-metre-high Gevora Hotel, has opened in Dubai. The 75-storey structure broke the record earlier held by JW Marriott Marquis, which is also situated in Dubai, by just one metre. The Gevora Hotel has 528 rooms, four dining options, a luxury spa and a swimming pool, among other facilities.
  12. Who among the following filmmakers has been selected to be conferred with the inaugural ‘Raj Kapoor Award for Excellence in Cinema’?
    A) S. S. Rajamouli
    B) Kabir Khan
    C) Shyam Benegal
    D) Ramesh Sippy
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Veteran filmmaker Ramesh Sippy, who directed the classic blockbuster “Sholay” and tele-serial “Buniyaad”, would be conferred the first ‘Raj Kapoor Award for Excellence in Cinema’. Instituted by the Asian Centre for Entertainment Education (ACEE) with various international organisations like World Bank, UNICEF, USC Annenberg Normal Lear Cenre, Hollywood Health and Society, Cinepolis Foundation and CMS, the ‘Raj Kapoor Trophy’ will be unveiled in Mumbai on 14th February, 2018.
  13. Which among the following firms has received the non-banking financial company (NBFC) licence by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to disburse loan for skill development?
    A) AMW Finance Limited
    B) Eduvanz Financing Private Limited
    C) Agriuniver Invatrade Pvt Ltd
    D) Alpari Forex (India) Pvt. Ltd
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Eduvanz Financing – a skill development loan provider, has been granted the non-banking financial company (NBFC) licence by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to start providing loans in the multi-billion skill development sector. Eduvanz Financing Private Limited is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  14. What is the theme of the 2018 National Productivity Week?
    A) Industry 4.0 Leapfrog Opportunity for India
    B) From Waste to Profits-through Reduce, Recycle and Reuse
    C) Ease of Doing Business for Higher Productivity and Sustainable Growth
    D) Make in India – “Zero Defect, Zero Effect”
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The theme for the 2018 National Productivity Week is – Industry 4.0 Leapfrog Opportunity for India. AIR correspondent reports Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution as it is called, is emerging globally as a powerful force and is being called as the next industrial revolution. It is characterized by the increasing digitization and interconnection of products, value chains and business models.
  15. Parbati Ghosh who passed away recently was a veteran __________
    A) Singer
    B) Classical Dancer
    C) Actress
    D) Author
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Veteran Odia actress, producer and director Parbati Ghosh has passed away after pro-longed illness. She was 85. The national award-winning actress was ailing for sometime.
  16. According to a recent official data, the net direct tax collections during April-December this fiscal rose by 19.3 percent to Rs _______
    A) ₹6.95 trillion
    B) ₹5.75 trillion
    C) ₹7.85 trillion
    D) ₹4.65 trillion
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    According to official data released, direct tax collections grew by nearly 20 per cent between April and January this year with strong growth in both corporate and personal income tax receipts. It grew by 19.3 per cent up to January 2018 to ₹6.95-lakh crore.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The first World Government Summit was held in which year?
    A) 2017
    B) 2009
    C) 2000
    D) 2013
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    The first World Government Summit was held in Dubai in 2013
  2. The headquarter of Eduvanz Financing Private Limited is in which state?
    A) Haryana
    B) Karnataka
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Eduvanz Financing Private Limited is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra
  3. The 13th edition of the National ‘A’ Chess Championship for the Blind took place in which city?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Ranchi
    D) Bhopal
    View Answer
      Option A
  4. The National Productivity Council is an autonomous body established in which year?
    A) 1949
    B) 1958
    C) 1961
    D) 1976
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    National Productivity Council, an autonomous body under Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India was established on 12th February, 1958, with the objective of stimulating and promoting productivity and quality consciousness across all sectors in the country. 

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