Current Affairs Quiz: February 18, 2019

Current Affairs 18 February 2019 Quiz

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  1. President Mauricio Macri arrived in New Delhi on a three-day India visit. He is currently the President of which country?
    A)South Africa
    B)Austria
    C)Australia
    D)Argentina
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri arrived in New Delhi on a three-day India visit during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to enhance cooperation in key sectors such as economy, nuclear technology and space.

  2. India’s first semi high speed train left Delhi for Varanasi on its first commercial run.Name it?
    A)Train 20
    B)Vande Bharat Express
    C)India Freedom Express
    D)Garibrath Express
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Country’s first semi high speed train Vande Bharat Express left Delhi for Varanasi on its first commercial run.Tickets of the train have already been sold out for the next two weeks.

  3. UAE’s Tabreed to build India’s first district cooling system in which state?
    A)Haryana
    B)Odisha
    C)Telangana
    D)Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    A UAE based international cooling provider has entered into a 30-year concession with Andhra Pradesh Government to build, own, operate and transfer India’s first district cooling system in the state’s new capital Amravati.

  4. According to WHO, how many cases of measles were reported in 2018?
    A)229,068
    B)225,065
    C)228,054
    D)231,054
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    A total of 229,068 cases of measles were reported in 2018,nearly double the number of infections contracted in the previous year, the WHO has said.

  5. Who was named as the male player of the year 2018 by International Hockey Federation?
    A)Ryan Kesler
    B)Tony Granato
    C)Van Doren
    D)Sidney Crosby
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    India continued to draw a blank as Netherlands Eva de Goede and Arthur Van Doren of Belgium were named as the International Hockey Federation Players of the Year for 2018.
  6. Who won men’s singles title in National Badminton Championship?
    A)Vimal Chand
    B)Chetan Kumar
    C)Lakshya Sen
    D)Sourabh Verma
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Sourabh Verma completed a hattrick of titles at the senior Badminton Nationals,, claiming the men’s singles crown after defeating young Lakshya Sen in straight games, in the 83rd edition of the tournament in Guwahati.

  7. Who won the Qatar Open 2019?
    A)Angelique Kerber
    B)Venus Williams
    C)Simona Halep
    D)Elise Mertens
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Belgium’s Elise Mertens has claimed the biggest title of her career by beating top seed Simona Halep 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 to win the Qatar Open.

  8. Who was sworn in for his second stint as the US attorney General?
    A)Jeremy Wright
    B)Caroline Mulraney
    C)William Barr
    D)Daryl Mueller
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    William Barr was sworn in for his second stint as the US attorney General, taking the helm of the Justice Department as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

  9. Who has been appointed as director of the University of Cape Town’s Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance?
    A)Usman Khalifa
    B)Faizel Ismail
    C)Tanmay Bhatt
    D)Alan Hirsch
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    An Indian Origin global negotiator has been appointed as the director of a renowned academic institution in South Africa.Professor Faizel Ismail will take charge as the director of the University of Cape Town’s Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance from Professor Alan Hirsch.

  10. Who has won the prestigious Martin Ennals Human Rights Prize?
    A)Ahmed Joudah
    B)Ab Maiduguri
    C)Zannah Mustapha
    D)Abdul Aziz Muhamat
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Abdul Aziz Muhamat,a Sudanese refugee who has been held in Australia’s notorious offshore Manus Island Processing Centre for over five years, has won the prestigious Martin Ennals Human Rights Prize,the UN refugee Agency UNHCR has said.

  11. Which state Municipal Corporation won the “Swachhata Excellence Awards 2019”?
    A)Chhattisgarh
    B)Punjab
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Chhattisgarh Raigarh Municipal Corporation won the “Swachhata Excellence Awards 2019”.
  12. Recently, Bruno Ganz passed away.He was related to which profession?
    A)Journalism
    B)Actor
    C)Singer
    D)Director
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Legendary actor Bruno Ganz, who played Adolf Hitler in the film “Downfall”, passed away.

  13. Recently, Deputy Speaker Vishnu Wagh passed away.He was former deputy speaker of which legislative Assembly?
    A)Karnataka
    B)Maharashtra
    C)Chattisgarh
    D)Goa
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran Writer and deputy speaker of Goa Legislative Assemby Vishnu Wagh passed away in South Africa.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

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

  2. What is the capital of Argentina?
    A)Buenos Aires
    B)Kiev
    C)Amsterdam
    D)Kingston
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. What is the currency of UAE?
    A)Krone
    B)Riel
    C)Dirham
    D)Won
    View Answer
    Option C

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