Current Affairs Quiz: February 16, 2020

Current Affairs 16 February 2020 Quiz

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  1. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman unveiled how much amount of infrastructure projects that will be implemented in the next five years as part of the government’s spending push in the infrastructure sector?
    A)₹100 lakh cr
    B)₹105 lakh cr
    C)₹102 lakh cr
    D)₹110 lakh cr
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman unveiled Rs 102 lakh crore of infrastructure projects that will be implemented in the next five years as part of the government’s spending push in the infrastructure sector.

  2. Which state government has launched toll-free helpline numbers 1800-180-5310 and 1800-180-5312 to solve the queries of students ahead of the Board examinations?
    A)Maharashtra
    B)Bihar
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Telangana
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Uttar Pradesh government has launched toll-free helpline numbers 1800-180-5310 and 1800-180-5312 to solve the queries of students ahead of the Board examinations that are scheduled to begin next week.

  3. Which project was launched by Minister of State for Shipping (Independent Charge), Chemical, and Fertilizers, Mansukh Lal Mandaviya to channelize economic activity along the banks of Ganga River?
    A)Avni Ganga
    B)Ganga Arti
    C)Mukt Ganga
    D)Arth Ganga
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Minister of State for Shipping (Independent Charge), Chemical, and Fertilizers, Mansukh Lal Mandaviya said that Special focus on developing inland waterways will result in four-fold cargo volume increase on Ganga, while the ‘Arth Ganga’ project will boost economic activities along its bank.

  4. Recently President Marcelo Rebello De Sousa of which country visited India?
    A)Thailand
    B)Portugal
    C)Denmark
    D)Norway
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    President of Portugal Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa arrived in New Delhi on a four-day visit to India.This is President Marcelo’s first visit to India. The last visit by a President of Portugal to India was in 2007.

  5. India and which country sign MoU to develop National Maritime Heritage Complex at Lothal?
    A)Netherlands
    B)Singapore
    C)Thailand
    D)Portugal
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    India and Portugal signed an MoU to develop a world-class National Maritime Heritage Complex (NMHC) at Lothal in Gujarat.

  6. Which country to be India’s partner country at Technology Submit 2020?
    A)Thailand
    B)Ukraine
    C)Portugal
    D)Netherlands
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    President Ram Nath Kovind announced that Portugal will be our partner country at the Technology submit 2020 to be held in Delhi

  7. The sixth edition of the mega industrial exhibition ‘Engiexpo 2020’ is held in which city?
    A)Vadodara
    B)Ahmedabad
    C)Surat
    D)Mumbai
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The sixth edition of the mega industrial exhibition ‘Engiexpo 2020’ is held in Vadodara, Gujarat

  8. Which INS ship has been deployed to Sri Lanka based on a mutual agreement to carry out Joint Hydrographic Survey off the South West Coast of Sri Lanka?
    A)Agni
    B)Ganga
    C)Sahyadri
    D)Jamuna
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian Navy’s Sandhayak class Hydrographic Survey Ship, INS Jamuna (J16), commanded by Captain HA Hardas, arrived Colombo, Sri Lanka.

  9. Which state government signed MoU with HDFC Bank In a bid to strengthen the startup ecosystem in the state?
    A)Odisha
    B)Andhra Pradesh
    C)Telangana
    D)Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    In a bid to strengthen the startup ecosystem in the state, the Odisha government signed a memorandum of understanding with HDFC Bank Ltd.

  10. Which Company has received license from Bank of Russia to commence reinsurance business in Russia?
    A)UIIC
    B)NICL
    C)NIACL
    D)GIC Re
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC Re) has received license from Bank of Russia to commence reinsurance business in Russia.

  11. Who was ranked No 1 by IOC’s Boxing Task Force rankings for Olympic Qualifiers?
    A)Amit Phangal
    B)Saurav Ghosh
    C)Amitabh Chowdhury
    D)Nilesh Sharma
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    World silver-medallist Amit Panghal has been ranked number one in the 52 kilogram category for Olympic Qualifiers, making him the first Indian pugilist in over a decade to achieve the global top position in the category.

  12. Which place all set to host five day National Winter Games from March 7?
    A)Gangtok
    B)Pune
    C)Leh
    D)Gulmarg
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    World-famous Ski destination Gulmarg is all set to host a five-day national winter games event from 7th March under the banner of Khelo India.

  13. Who was named Player of the Year for 2019 by the International Hockey Federation?
    A)Manpreet Singh
    B)Sunil Chettri
    C)Lucas Villa
    D)Arthur Van
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indian men’s hockey team captain Manpreet Singh was named Player of the Year for 2019 by the International Hockey Federation.

  14. Recently who resigned as chairman of CARE Ratings?
    A)Nayan Shukla
    B)NK Chaturvedi
    C)SB Mainak
    D)Ritesh Agarwal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    S.B. Mainak has resigned as chairman and independent director of the well known credit rating agency, Care Ratings Ltd.

  15. Who has been named the chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation’s newly formed commercial entity New Space India Ltd (NSIL)?
    A)Vikram Chaturvedi
    B)K Sivan
    C)G Narayanan
    D)G Reddy
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Veteran space scientist G Narayanan has been named the chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation’s newly formed commercial entity New Space India Ltd (NSIL).

  16. Who was appointed as new CMD of Air India?
    A)Rahul Bajaj
    B)Rajiv Bansal
    C)Sanjiv Singh
    D)BR Chaturvedi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    In between the privatisation process of Air India, the government appointed Rajiv Bansal, an additional secretary with the oil and gas ministry, as the new boss of the state-owned airline

  17. Who was appointed as CEO of GoAir?
    A)SS Giriraj
    B)Indra Singh
    C)Ashwini Lohani
    D)Vinay Dube
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    GoAir’s Board of Directors have approved the appointment of aviation veteran Vinay Dube as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

  18. Who has won the prestigious Dan David Prize for her expansive work in the fields of population policies?
    A)Pooja Bharat
    B)Gita Sen
    C)Shweta Chaturvedi
    D)Himani Chilkoti
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India’s pioneering feminist scholar and activist Gita Sen, has won the prestigious Dan David Prize for her expansive work in the fields of population policies, reproductive and sexual health, women’s rights, poverty, labour markets and global governance.

  19. Recently RK Pachauri passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)Sports
    C)Environmentalist
    D)Journalist
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Indian environmentalist Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, under whose leadership a U.N. climate change panel shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, passed away after recent heart surgery. He was 79.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of GoAir Airline?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Mumbai
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of AirIndia?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Mumbai
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of GIC Re?
    A)Chennai
    B)Mumbai
    C)Kolkata
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option B

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