Current Affairs Quiz: February 18, 2018

Current Affairs 18 February 2018 Quiz

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  1. Which among the given has been recognized as the world’s best employers by the Top Employer Institute for the year 2018?
    A) Tata Consultancy Services
    B) Infosys
    C) Wipro
    D) HCL Technologies Ltd
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been recognized as the world’s best employers by the Top Employer Institute for the consecutive third year. TCS was selected from a pool of 1,300 companies in 113 countries for offering exceptional services to its employees.
  2. The Indian Space Research Organization is set to land India’s second lunar exploration mission Chandrayaan-2 on the moon by ____________
    A) March 2022
    B) April 2020
    C) March 2019
    D) April 2018
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    India, which has been making strides in the space race, is set to land its Chandrayaan-2 on the Moon in April. It is India’s Chandrayaan-I which discovered the presence of water on the surface of the moon. It is going to be a further extension of that Chandrayaan-2 is India’s second lunar exploration mission after Chandrayaan-1.
  3. The State Bank of India has announced to set up its first Global NRI Centre (GNC) in which of the following cities?
    A) Kochi
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Manipal
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    State Bank of India launched its Global NRI Centre (GNC) in Kochi, Kerala, a one-stop customer service point for all NRI banking-related activities. To further enhance the service experience for NRIs, the bank also launched other services such as wealth management, SBI Intelligent Assist, free post-box, and remittance facility for US-based customers.
  4. Recently Virat Kohli surpassed which player to become the fastest ever batsman to score 17,000 international runs
    A) AB de Villiers
    B) Hashim Amla
    C) David Warner
    D) Steve Smith
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Virat Kohli has become the fastest batsman to reach 17,000 international runs, achieving the feat in his 363rd innings during the sixth ODI against South Africa. Kohli surpassed South Africa’s Hashim Amla, who had reached the feat in 381 innings last year. Kohli had become the fastest to 16,000 runs last year, reaching the landmark in 350 innings.
  5. Name the Prime Minister of Canada who is on 7 days visit to India for strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries
    A) Mikaela Engell
    B) Michel Fontaine
    C) Justin Trudeau
    D) Margrethe II
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau arrived in India on a seven-day State visit. His visit is aimed at further strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries in key areas of mutual interest including trade and investment, energy, science and innovation, higher education, infrastructure development, skill development and space.
  6. Who among the given players has won the Rotterdam’s ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament 2018?
    A) Roger Federer
    B) Andreas Seppi
    C) Robin Haase
    D) Daniil Medvedev
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has become the oldest-ever men’s singles world number one tennis player, at the age of 36. Federer achieved the feat by defeating Dutchman Robin Haase in the Rotterdam Open quarterfinals.
  7. International Finance Corporation (IFC) and PNB Housing Finance has entered into $______million agreement to support construction of environment-friendly affordable houses in India.
    A) $700-million
    B) $500-million
    C) $600-million
    D) $800-million
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    International Finance Corporation (IFC), member of the World Bank Group, is set to enter into a pact with PNB Housing Finance to form an $800-million platform to support construction of environment-friendly affordable houses across the country. With this platform, IFC is helping mobilise over $1.6 billion for affordable housing segment in less than 10 months.This is the second such platform to be formed by IFC after partnering with HDFC in November. The platform set up with India’s largest mortgage lender was also worth $800 million to support construction of affordable homes.
  8. Name the President of Iran who was on three days visit to India recently
    A) Ashraf Ghani
    B) Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
    C) Hassan Rouhani
    D) Abdullah Abdullah
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani arrived in India on a three-day State visit. Rouhani chose to begin his three-day visit from Hyderabad as the city has a long history of cultural and religious ties with Iran.
  9. In an effort to provide every block with more than 50% tribal population high quality education, the government has set the target to establish ________ more Ekalavya Model Residential Schools by 2022
    A) 425
    B) 562
    C) 526
    D) 452
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Centre will set up 562 more Ekalavya Model Residential Schools in tribal areas of the country. 271 such schools have already been sanctioned out of which, 190 are currently operational. The government is committed to providing quality education to tribal children and it has been announced in the Budget that by the year 2022, every block with at least 20 thousand tribal persons, will have an Ekalavya School.
  10. Which among the given organisations has allowed the beta launch of WhatsApp BHIM UPI with user base of 1 million?
    A) Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
    B) NABARD
    C) National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)
    D) Both NPCI & RBI
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has given its consent to roll out WhatsApp BHIM UPI beta launch with limited user base of 1 million and low per transaction limit. WhatsApp’s payment service with full-fledged features will be launched after the beta test of the service in India.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has headquarter at___________?
    A) Washington DC
    B) Paris
    C) Singapore
    D) Geneva
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    CEO: Philippe Le Houérou
  2. Who is the Chairman of TCS?
    A) Nandan Nilekani
    B) Abidali Neemuchwala
    C) Natarajan Chandrasekaran
    D) Rajesh Gopinathan
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    MD & CEO-Rajesh Gopinathan 
  3. What is the currency of Iran?
    A) Dinar
    B) Kyat
    C) Lira
    D) Rial
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Capital-Tehran
  4. What is the Capital of Canada?
    A) Baku
    B) Ottawa
    C) Santiago
    D) Nicosia
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Currency-Canadian Dollar

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