Current Affairs Quiz: February 15, 2018

Current Affairs 15 February 2018 Quiz

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  1. The India-Russia Agriculture Business Summit 2018 was held in which city?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Mumbai
    C) New Delhi
    D) Pune
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    India-Russia Agriculture Business Summit 2018 was held in New Delhi. The two countries discussed trade relations in the agricultural sector. The summit was organized by the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare.
  2. The RBI has relaxed the priority sector lending (PSL) rules for banks by announcing all credits to Micro small and medium enterprises (MSME) to qualify for PSL. Earlier, this limit was capped at Rs________crore
    A) Rs 15 crore
    B) Ra 10 crore
    C) Rs 25 crore
    D) Rs 20 crore
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Reserve Bank of India has made banks’ priority sector norms lenient by saying that all loans to micro small and medium enterprises (MSME) will henceforth qualify as priority sector lending. This was a long time demand from banks. Till date, loans up to Rs 10 crore per MSME borrower was considered for priority sector calculation.
  3. Name the first Indian state which has announced to opt out of Central Governments ambitious ‘Modicare’ scheme?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Bihar
    C) Delhi
    D) Punjab
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Claiming that the Bengal government had already enrolled 50 lakh people under its own Swasthya Sathi programme, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced the decision to opt out of Centre’s ‘Modicare’ scheme. This makes West Bengal the first state to withdraw from the ambitious programme.
  4. The international conference ‘Agricon 2018’ and ‘Agriexpo 2018’ was inaugurated in which city by the President Ram Nath Kovind on February 14?
    A) Ghazipur
    B) Patna
    C) Bhopal
    D) Kanpur
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the international conference ‘Agricon 2018’ and ‘Agriexpo 2018’ at Kanpur‘s Chandrashekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology (CSAUT) in Uttar Pradesh.
  5. Muzaffar Hussain who passed away recently was a renowned __________
    A) Scientist
    B) Politician
    C) Journalist
    D) Actor
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Noted writer, thinker and journalist Muzaffar Hussain has passed away due to prolonged illness. Proficient in many languages, he used to write for a number of journals in various languages and also for a number of vernacular dailies.
  6. The TiE Global Summit (TGS) will be held in which city in February 2018?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Jaipur
    D) Chennai
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The TiE Global Summit (TGS) will be held in Mumbai, Maharashtra on February 21 and 22. The summit is being held in association with leading government agencies and over 20 TiE chapters across India, USA, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and Dubai,with the aim of setting the tone for the next wave of business and innovation.
  7. Which among the following Indian states has recently unveiled India-Bangladesh “Friendship Gate” for the border guards of the two nations?
    A) Assam
    B) Tripura
    C) Mizoram
    D) Meghalaya
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad inaugurated the “Friendship Gate” for the Indian and Bangladesh border guards. The Friendship Gate has been constructed near Integrated Check post, 90 km South of capital Shillong on border with Bangladesh.
  8. A ‘gender park’ is soon to be set up in which of the following cities of Kerala to fight gender inequality?
    A) Kochi
    B) Kottayam
    C) Thrissur
    D) Alappuzha
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    A ‘gender park’ open exclusively to women and children will be set up in Kerala’s Kottayam. Skill development courses and self-employment training facilities will be offered to women visiting the park and rehabilitation centres for sexual abuse victims will be set up in its premises.
  9. Former Union minister Bolla Bulliramaiah passed away. He was associated with which political party?
    A) Telugu Desam Party
    B) YSR Congress Party
    C) Karnataka Pragnyavanta Janatha Party
    D) Telangana Rashtra Samithi
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Former Union minister and veteran TDP leader Bolla Bulliramaiah has passed away after old age-related illness. Dr Bolla Bulli Ramaiah was member of 8th Lok Sabha from Eluru (Lok Sabha constituency) in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The Chandrashekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology (CSAUT) is situated in which city?
    A) Agra
    B) Kanpur
    C) Lucknow
    D) Gorakhpur
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology is an agricultural university at Kanpur in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is named after the Indian revolutionary Chandrashekhar Azad.
  2. Who among the following is the Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare?
    A) Radha Mohan Singh
    B) Sharad Pawar
    C) Narendra Singh Tomar
    D) Kalraj Mishra
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Constituency-Purvi Champaran (Bihar)
  3. Who is the Chief Minister of Meghalaya?
    A) Ganga Prasad
    B) N Biren Singh
    C) Lal Thanhawla
    D) Mukul Sangma
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Governor-Ganga Prasad

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