Current Affairs Quiz: February 16, 2019

Current Affairs 16 February 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently,India withdrew the “most favored nation” from which country?
    A)Pakistan
    B)China
    C)Sri Lanka
    D)Nepal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Following the Pulwama terror attack ,India withdrew the “most favored nation” status to Pakistan, a move which would enable India to increase customs duty on goods coming from the neighbouring country.

  2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off which maiden first semi high speed train?
    A)Train 19
    B)Vande Matram Express
    C)Indian Express
    D)Bharat Express
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the maiden run of India first semi high speed train “Vande Matram Bharat Express” from New Delhi Railway Station.

  3. Recently,the government launched which application to capture and upload high resolution photographs of completed houses along with their families?
    A)PMKSY-R
    B)PMMY-U
    C)PMAY-R
    D)PMAY-U
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep S Puri said the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Urban Mobile Application will allow beneficiaries to capture and upload high resolution photographs of completed houses along with their families.

  4. Who recently resumed charge as finance minister?
    A)Arun Jaitley
    B)Suresh Prabhu
    C)Smriti Irani
    D)Nitin Gadkari
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Minister Arun Jaitley resumed charge as finance minister after his return from the US.

  5. Who became the first Indian Women Flight Engineer to be inducted by the Indian Air Force?
    A)Bhawana Kanth
    B)Mohana Singh
    C)Hina Jaiswal
    D)Avani Chaturvedi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal from Chandigarh scripted history by becoming the first Indian Women Flight Engineer to be inducted by the Indian Air Force.
  6. Who is the author of book,”Simplicity and Wisdom”?
    A)Kanti Shukla
    B)Alka Nayan
    C)Nayan Shukla
    D)Dinesh Shahr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Famous industrialist and philanthropist Dinesh Shahr’s book,”Simplicity and Wisdom”was launched at Parmarth Ashram in the ongoing Kumbh Mela.

  7. The World Bank extended how much loan for Shimla water supply?
    A)$25 million
    B)$30 million
    C)$35 million
    D)$40 million
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Himachal Pradesh and the World Bank signed a $40 million loan agreement to help provide clean and reliable drinking water to the Greater Shimla area which has been facing severe water shortages and water-borne epidemics over the last few years.

  8. The Asian Football Confederation(AFC) Qualifiers slated to be held in which city?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Tashkent
    C)Bishkek
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Derrick Pereira was named head coach of the india U-23 team for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qualifiers slated to be held in Tashkent,Uzbekistan from March 22.

  9. Who has been appointed as the United Nation’s controller by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres?
    A)Ajay Tyagi
    B)G Ramasagar
    C)Ramsagar Jain
    D)Chandramouli Ramanathan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Chandramouli Ramanathan has been appointed as the world body’s controller by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

  10. Who took charge as the new Chairman of Central Board Of Direct Taxes?
    A)Subash Khuntia
    B)Sushil Chandra
    C)PC Mody
    D)Shubhendu Singh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    P C Mody took charge as the new Chairman of Central Board Of Direct Taxes, the apex policy-making body for Income Tax Department

  11. Recently, Manfred Eigen passed away.He was related to which profession?
    A)Scientist
    B)Actor
    C)Chemist
    D)Director
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Manfred Eigen,who shared the 1967 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for showing how to measure the speeds of reactions that had seemed impossibly fast passed away. He was 91.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Central Board of Indirect Taxes?
    A)Mumbai
    B)New Delhi
    C)Chennai
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. What is the currency of Uzbekistan?
    A)Krone
    B)Won
    C)Som
    D)Denar
    View Answer
    Option C

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