Current Affairs Quiz: February 19, 2018

Current Affairs 19 February 2018 Quiz

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  1. Who among the following will be conferred with an honorary D.Litt by the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) in March 2018?
    A) Sushma Swaraj
    B) M Venkaiah Naidu
    C) Pranab Mukherjee
    D) Pratibha Patil
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Former President Pranab Mukherjee will be conferred an honorary D.Litt by the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) on March 4 for his role as a public figure for many decades. Mukherjee was awarded an honorary D. Litt by Jadavpur University in December last year.
  2. What is the rank of India in the recently released ‘DHL Global Connectedness Index 2016’?
    A) 78
    B) 62
    C) 55
    D) 81
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    India has dropped 16 spots to 78 from 62 among 140 countries in 11 years to 2015 on a globalisation index brought out by international logistics company DHL.
  3. The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Conference 2018 was held in which city?
    A) Jaipur
    B) Patna
    C) New Delhi
    D) Hyderabad
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan inaugurated the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) conference in Patna, Bihar. The two-day conference will mainly deliberate on parliament’s role in the development agenda and legislature and judiciary – two important pillars of democracy.
  4. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of the upcoming T20 Mumbai League?
    A) Virender Sehwag
    B) Sourav Ganguly
    C) Rahul Dravid
    D) Sachin Tendulkar
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has been made the brand ambassador of the upcoming T20 Mumbai League. The league, scheduled from March 11 to 28 is to be organised by Sports India Pvt Ltd, a consortium of IIFL Group as Lead Member and Wizcraft, with the approval and sanction of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) and under its aegis.
  5. Who is the author of the book titled, ‘The Dairy Of Domestic Diva’?
    A) Sonali Bendre
    B) Twinkle Khanna
    C) Shilpa Shetty
    D) Anu Agarwal
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    After the success of her first book The Great Indian Diet, actress cum entrepreneur, and now an author, Shilpa Shetty has released her second book. It is called The Dairy Of Domestic Diva. The Dairy of Domestic Diva is a cookbook that contains recipes of various dishes along with the calorie intake details.
  6. Who inaugurated the first ever ‘Magnetic Maharashtra’ Convergence Summit 2018 in Mumbai?
    A) Narendra Modi
    B) Devendra Fadnavis
    C) Ram Nath Kovind
    D) Arun Jaitley
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the ‘Magnetic Maharashtra’ Convergence Summit 2018 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. This is Maharashtra’s first Global Investors Summit and is being regarded as one of the biggest such events, especially on the lines of the ‘Make In India’ initiative launched by the Prime Minister in 2016 in Mumbai. It is being run with the tagline #MadeForBusiness.
  7. The Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) is located in which state?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) West Bengal
    C) Haryana
    D) Telangana
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur is a public engineering and research institution located at Shibpur, Howrah district, West Bengal. It is classified as an Institute of National Importance

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