Current Affairs Quiz: February 18, 2020

Current Affairs 18 February 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state government has approved the renaming of the Latur Medical College as Vilasrao Deshmukh Institute of Medical Sciences?
    A)Maharashtra
    B)Sikkim
    C)Telangana
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has approved the renaming of the Latur Medical College as Vilasrao Deshmukh Institute of Medical Sciences.

  2. The state government of Goa and which other country signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on augmenting water supply and sewerage management?
    A)Australia
    B)Portugal
    C)Thailand
    D)Singapore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Portugal and Goa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on augmenting water supply and sewerage management shortly after President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa’s arrival in the western coastal town.

  3. The 80th All India Industrial Exhibition was held at which city?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Ahmedabad
    C)Hyderabad
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The 80th All India Industrial Exhibition was held at the Exhibition Grounds in Hyderabad, Telangana.

  4. Recently PM Modi inaugurated which train via video conferencing which will connect the three Jyotirling pilgrim centres of Varanasi, Ujjain and Omkareshwar?
    A)Omkareshwar Express
    B)Kashi Mahakal Express
    C)Shiv Mahakal Express
    D)Kashi Shiv Express
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off Kashi Mahakal Express (Varanasi-Indore) via video conferencing.

  5. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a 63-feet tall statue of former Bhartiya Jana Sangh leader Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya in which city?
    A)Kanpur
    B)Gorakhpur
    C)Varanasi
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a 63-feet tall statue of former Bhartiya Jana Sangh leader Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya.

  6. In which city, Bio-Asia Summit 2020 was held?
    A)Chennai
    B)Ahmedabad
    C)Mumbai
    D)Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Government of Telangana hosting Bio-Asia Summit 2020 begins in Hyderabad.The theme of the Summit is “Today for Tomorrow”

  7. The Global Conference on Road Safety for Achieving Global Goals 2030 held in which place?
    A)Geneva
    B)Paris
    C)Stockholm
    D)London
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari was represent India at the third High-Level Global Conference on Road Safety for Achieving Global Goals 2030 in Stockholm.

  8. Which country will chair the presidency of Conference of Parties (COP 13) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals for three years?
    A)India
    B)China
    C)Philippines
    D)Indonesia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India will chair the presidency of Conference of Parties (COP 13) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals for three years. India will succeed Philippines which was COP 12 President from 2017.

  9. Moody’s Investors Service revised its growth forecasts for India to how much percent for 2020?
    A)5.9%
    B)6.7%
    C)5.4%
    D)5.5%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Moody’s Investors Service revised its growth forecasts for India to 5.4 per cent for 2020 calendar year and 5.8 per cent for 2021, down from its previous projections of 6.6 per cent and 6.7 per cent.

  10. The 77th Senior National Squash Championship is being held in which city?
    A)Chennai
    B)Pune
    C)Bengaluru
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s squash ace Joshna Chinappa has clinched 77th Senior National Championship in woman’s category at the ISA courts in Chennai

  11. What will be the motto of 2020 Tokyo Olympics?
    A)Mind,Body,Spirit
    B)A new World
    C)United by Emotion
    D)Spirit in Motion
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games revealed the official motto, “United by Emotion” for the upcoming 2020 Olympics.

  12. Who won the Cairns Cup chess tournament?
    A)Koneru Humpy
    B)Ju Wenjun
    C)Alexandra Kosteniuk
    D)Roshik Sen
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    World Rapid champion, India’s Koneru Humpy won the Cairns Cup chess tournament.Humpy won the title after winning six points off nine rounds.

  13. Who was named the new UK minister in charge of the crunch UN climate talks to be hosted by Britain?
    A)Ganesh Singh Chaturvedi
    B)Sai Praneeth
    C)Alok Sharma
    D)Manveer Singh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Indian-origin Alok Sharma was named the new UK minister in charge of the crunch UN climate talks to be hosted by Britain this November.

  14. Recently who took Charge As GAIL’s CMD?
    A)S Vaidyanathan
    B)Manoj Jain
    C)Ashwani Panth
    D)Rakesh Sharma
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Government-owned GAIL India Ltd announced that Manoj Jain has assumed charge as its Chairman and Managing Director.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of GAIL India?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Chennai
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. What is the capital of a Portugal?
    A)Wellington
    B)Lisbon
    C)Madrid
    D)Paris
    View Answer
    Option B

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