Current Affairs Quiz: February 17, 2018

Current Affairs 17 February 2018 Quiz

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  1. The World Sustainable Development Summit 2018 has been inaugurated in which of the following cities?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Mumbai
    C) New Delhi
    D) Pune
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the World Sustainable Development Summit 2018 in New Delhi. The three-day event has been that has been organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). PM Modi while addressing the gathering at the inaugural speech laid emphasis on the major current environmental problems that are being faced by the developing nations.
  2. The Global Conference on Pharma Industry and Medical Devices has been organized in which Indian city?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Kochi
    C) Bhubaneswar
    D) Hyderabad
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s biggest Global Conference on Pharma Industry and Medical Devices began in Bengaluru With the theme, ‘Driving NextGen Pharmaceuticals.
  3. The recently launched India’s largest ‘train the trainers’ programme is related with which sports?
    A) Tennis
    B) Cricket
    C) Hockey
    D) Badminton
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Former All-England champion and celebrated badminton coach Pullela Gopichand initiated the country’s largest ‘train the trainers’ programme, inducting 1500 Physical Education (PE) teachers from across Gujarat for advanced training.
  4. According to the Military Balance 2018 report by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), India overtook which country to become the fifth largest defence spender in the world in 2017?
    A) Japan
    B) United Kingdom
    C) United States
    D) Russia
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    According to the ‘Military Balance 2018’ report by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), India’s defence budget broke into the world’s top five, beating the UK for the first time. The first five spots are taken by US, China, Saudi Arabia, Russia and India in order.
  5. Ruud Lubbers who died recently was the longest serving prime minister of which country?
    A) Belgium
    B) Switzerland
    C) Netherlands
    D) France
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Ruud Lubbers, who as the Netherlands’ longest serving prime minister led his country through economic turmoil to prosperity and helped shape the foundations of the European Union has passed away.
  6. Which among the following apps has been honored with the Best M-Government Service award in the Accessible Government category at the recently concluded World Government Summit 2018?
    A) Umang App
    B) NARI App
    C) SFOORTI App
    D) Shakthi App
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s Umang App was named winner of the Best M-Government Service award in the Accessible Government category while Aadhar won the best emerging technology award at the recently concluded World Government Summit 2018 in Dubai, where India had the status of ‘Guest of Honour’ country.
  7. India’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI) Institute is soon to be established in which among the given cities?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Gurgoan
    C) Mumbai
    D) Hyderabad
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    In a first in the country, the Maharashtra state government will be setting up an institute for artificial intelligence (AI) in Mumbai. AI institute will give a fresh impetus to the ‘fourth industrial revolution’, and promote Mumbai as an investment destination in innovations and data analysis. 
  8. How much amount has been sanctioned by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) for area development plans for Punjab?
    A) Rs 1,918 crore
    B) Rs 1,820 crore
    C) Rs 1,722 crore
    D) Rs 1,616 crore
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) announced area development plans worth Rs 1,918 crore for Punjab to supplement farmers’ income. Under this plan, the activities like dairy, vegetable cultivation, bee keeping, mushroom growing will be promoted in order to provide income to farmers at sustainable basis.
  9. Who among the following has been appointed as the new President of South Africa?
    A) Mogoeng Mogoeng
    B) Cyril Ramaphosa
    C) Thandi Modise
    D) Baleka Mbete
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Cyril Ramaphosa, head of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) has been sworn in as South Africa’s new President. He was elected as the new president of South Africa by the ruling party politicians after the resignation of Jacob Zuma.
  10. India’s largest ‘train the trainers’ programme has been launched by which noted player?
    A) B. Sai Praneeth
    B) H. S. Prannoy
    C) Prakash Padukone
    D) Pullela Gopichand
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Former All-England champion and celebrated badminton coach Pullela Gopichand initiated the country’s largest ‘train the trainers’ programme, inducting 1500 Physical Education (PE) teachers from across Gujarat for advanced training. 

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is located in which city?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Kolkata
    D) Bhopal
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Director General: Dr. Ajay Mathur
  2. The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is located in which country?
    A) London, United Kingdom
    B) Paris, France
    C) Beijing, China
    D) Wahisngton DC, United States
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The International Institute for Strategic Studies is a British research institute in the area of international affairs. Since 1997 its headquarters have been Arundel House, in London, England
  3. What is the capital of Netherlands?
    A) Yerevan
    B) Manama
    C) Amsterdam
    D) Belmopan
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Currency-Euro, US Dollar
  4. What is the authorized share capital of NABARD?
    A) Rs 50,000 crore
    B) Rs 10,000 crore
    C) Rs 20,000 crore
    D) Rs.30,000 crore
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    The authorized share capital is Rs.30,000 crore

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