Current Affairs Quiz: February 17, 2020

Current Affairs 17 February 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which has become the first zonal railway in the country to have functional “energy neutral” railway stations on the network?
    A)Central
    B)East Central
    C)Northern
    D)South Central
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Indian Railways South Central Railways (SCR) zone has become the first zonal railway in the country to have functional “energy neutral” railway stations on the network.

  2. Recently Arvind Kejriwal took oath as CM of which state/UT?
    A)Assam
    B)Haryana
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Arvind Kejriwal, who spearheaded the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to another resounding victory in the assembly elections of Delhi by winning 62 seats out of 70 against the BJP led juggernaut, will take oath as the chief minister of New Delhi.

  3. Which platform was launched by Union Minister of MSME Nitin Gadkari which can carry 20 Bee Boxes from one place to another without any difficulty?
    A)Apiary on Wheels
    B)Apiary on Tyres
    C)Apiary Roads
    D)Apiary tracks
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Apiary on Wheels’, a unique concept designed by KVIC for the easy upkeep and migration of Bee Boxes having live Bee colonies, was flagged off by the Union Minister of MSME Shri Nitin Gadkari in Delhi.

  4. In which state, National Organic Food Festival was inaugurated?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Pune
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) with the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD) will host the first National Organic Food Festival in New Delhi.

  5. Which state government launched Pyaar ka Paudha’ (a plant of love) campaign to encourage practice of planting trees?
    A)Bihar
    B)Assam
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Mizoram
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Ahead of Valentine’s day, ‘Pyaar ka Paudha’ (a plant of love) campaign has been launched by the Bihar government’s Department of Environment and Forest in Patna, to encourage the practice of planting trees in the state.

  6. The First phase of Kolkata’s East-West Metro corridor was dedicated to which personality?
    A)Arun Jaitley
    B)Sarojini Naidu
    C)Mahatma Gandhi
    D)Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal said the first phase of East-West Metro corridor connecting Sector V with Salt Lake Stadium is dedicated to freedom fighter Sarojini Naidu on her birth anniversary.
  7. Recently government sanctioned 9 Medical colleges and 2 AIIMS for which state?
    A)Mizoram
    B)J&K
    C)Assam
    D)Tripura
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh performed Bhoomi pooja ceremony of AIIMS building.

  8. The 43rd session of the governing council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) was held in which city?
    A)Paris
    B)Rome
    C)Geneva
    D)NewYork
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The 43rd session of the governing council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) was held in Rome with the theme “Investing in sustainable food systems to end hunger by 2030″.

  9. In which city, Mobile World Congress 2020 was to be held which was cancelled recently?
    A)Bangkok
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Barcelona
    D)NewYork
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Global telecom industry body GSM Association has decided to cancel the 2020 edition of the sector’s largest event Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2020 due to health safety concerns around novel coronavirus outbreak.

  10. The fifth edition of exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior 2020’ was held between India and which other country?
    A)UK
    B)Germany
    C)Russia
    D)France
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The fifth edition of exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior 2020’ between the armies of India and the United Kingdom commenced at Salisbury Plains, the United Kingdom.

  11. Who will head the committee formed by SEBI to suggest on policy matters pertaining to development of municipal debt securities and facilitate municipalities for issuance of such bonds?
    A)Sujith Prasad
    B)Abhilash Sahu
    C)Girish Sinha
    D)UP Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Markets regulator Sebi has constituted a committee which will suggest on policy matters pertaining to development of municipal debt securities and facilitate municipalities for issuance of such bonds.

  12. Which state/UTs will host the Khelo India Winter Games?
    A)Ladakh and J&K
    B)Punjab and Ladakh
    C)J&K and Assam
    D)Uttarakhand and Ladakh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is set to organise the first-ever Khelo India Winter Games in the Union Territory of Ladakh in the third week of February and in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir in the first week of March.

  13. As per the Forbes’ Real Time Billionaires’ Index,who became second richest Indian with a networth of $ 17.8 billion,after Reliance Industries ltd chairman Mukesh Ambani?
    A)Ritesh Agarwal
    B)Anil Ambani
    C)Radhakishan Damani
    D)Indra Nooyi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    As per the Forbes’ Real Time Billionaires’ Index, Avenue Supermarts, which is doing business as D-Mart, founder Radhakishan Damani has now become the second richest Indian with a networth of $ 17.8 billion,after Reliance Industries ltd chairman Mukesh Ambani.

  14. Which state government has decided to replace Yash Bharti Awards with State Cultural Award?
    A)Punjab
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Uttarakhand
    D)Bihar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to replace Yash Bharti Awards with State Cultural Award.

  15. Eva de Goede has been named as the 2019 FIH Women’s Player of the Year by the International Hockey Federation (FIH).She hails from which country?
    A)Australia
    B)Japan
    C)Netherlands
    D)Thailand
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Netherlands women’s captain Eva de Goede has been named as the 2019 FIH Women’s Player of the Year by the International Hockey Federation (FIH).

  16. Recently Sonam Sherpa passed away.She was related to which field?
    A)Actress
    B)Journalist
    C)philosophy
    D)Guitarist
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Sonam Sherpa, the lead guitarist of the Indian rock band Parikrama, passed away . He was 48

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Netherlands?
    A)Krone
    B)dollar
    C)Euro
    D)Peso
    View Answer
    Option C

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

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