Current Affairs Quiz: February 2, 2018

Current Affairs 2 February 2018 Quiz

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  1. How much amount has been sanctioned by the Central Government for three years to promote organic farming in Uttarakhand?
    A) Rs 500 crore
    B) Rs 1,000 crore
    C) Rs 1,500 crore
    D) Rs 2,000 crore
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Centre has sanctioned Rs 1,500 crore for three years to promote organic farming in Uttarakhand. This is in keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of developing Uttarakhand as an organic state which he spelt out during his visit to Kedarnath last year.
  2. The Indian Railways is expected to receive its first high-speed electric locomotive by __________
    A) December 2018
    B) June 2018
    C) July 2018
    D) March 2018
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian Railways’ all new 12,000 horsepower electric locomotive — being produced in collaboration with Alstom of France and which can run at speeds of up to 120 kmph — would be rolled out in March when French President Emmanuel Macron visits India.
  3. Which among the following teams has clinched the 2017-2018 U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy?
    A) Vidarbha
    B) Railways
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Mumbai
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    After winning their maiden Ranji Trophy earlier this season, Vidarbha has recorded another first by winning the U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy.
  4. Kalamandalam Geethanandan of Kerala passed away recently. He was a renowned ___________ artist
    A) Koodiyattam
    B) Ottanthulal
    C) Theyyam
    D) Kathakali
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Acclaimed Ottanthulal artist Kalamandalam Geethanandan passed away while performing at Avittathur Mahavishnu Temple in Kerala.
  5. Name the first low income country of the world to offer universal eye care for the its citizens
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Rwanda
    C) Cambodia
    D) Haiti
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Rwanda has become the first low-income country to provide universal eye care for its 12 million population. The government has partnered with the organisation Vision for a Nation (VFAN) to train more than 3,000 eye care nurses based in 502 local health centres, prescribing glasses and referring those with serious eye problems to national clinics.
  6. Who has been conferred with the ‘Times Power Women of the Year 2017’ (Pune) for Global PR?
    A) Shabnam Asthana
    B) Amrit Ahuja
    C) Jayoti Lahiri
    D) Bela Rajan
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Shabnam Asthana has been awarded the ‘Times Power Women of the Year 2017’- Pune for Global PR. These awards were initiated to celebrate the victories of women who have been a great source of inspiration.
  7. India has formally joined as the ______ member of the Ashgabat agreement on 2nd February 2018
    A) 8th
    B) 6th
    C) 5th
    D) 7th
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    India has joined Ashgabat Agreement on the establishment of an International Transport and Transit Corridor between the Iran, Oman, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The agreement was signed in April 2011, which envisages facilitation of transit and transportation of goods between Central Asia and the Persian Gulf.  The Ashgabat agreement is a Multimodal transport agreement between Oman, Iran, Turkmenistan,  Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and India.
  8. Who among the following champions has won the gold medal in 48kg category in the India Open Boxing Tournament 2018?
    A) L Sarita Devi
    B) Pwilao Basumatary
    C) M C Mary Kom
    D) Lovlina Borgohain
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    In Boxing, five-time world champion M C Mary Kom claimed a gold but the Indian men’s juggernaut was denied a complete sweep by traditional powerhouses Cuba and Uzbekistan on an exciting final day of the India Open Boxing Tournament, in New Delhi.
  9. The 7th India Energy Congress was held in which Indian city?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Bangalore
    D) Gurgaon
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    7th India Energy Congress was held in New Delhi on the theme ‘Energy 4.0- Energy Transition towards 2030“ . More than 400 experts met to discuss and debate the energy transition being witnessed, Energy 4.0 – the fourth energy revolution and draw map for 2030, in view of technological and digital disruptions already underway and those visible across the horizon.
  10. The inaugural India Open Boxing Tournament was organized in which city?
    A) Kolkata
    B) Mumbai
    C) Bhubaneswar
    D) New Delhi
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The national capital hosted the inaugural India Open International Boxing Tournament for senior men and women from January 28 to February 1 in 2018.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The Cooch Behar Trophy is given for which sports?
    A) Cricket
    B) Boxing
    C) Tennis
    D) Football
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Cooch Behar Trophy is India’s national cricket tournament for under-19 players. It has been held annually since the 1945-46 season.
  2. Name the President of Rwanda
    A) Gerardine Mukeshimana
    B) Edouard Ngirente
    C) Paul Kagame
    D) Francis Kaboneka
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Capital- Kigali and Currency- Rwandan franc (RWF)
  3. Emmanuel Macron is the President of which country?
    A) Uzbekistan
    B) France
    C) Cuba
    D) Germany
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    French President Emmanuel Macron is slated to visit India in March 2018
  4. Rail transport company Alstom has its headquarter in which country?
    A) Japan
    B) China
    C) Germany
    D) France
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Alstom is a French multinational company operating worldwide in rail transport markets, active in the fields of passenger transportation, signalling and locomotives
  5. The Kedarnath Temple is located in which state of India?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Assam
    D) Jammu & Kashmir
    View Answer
      Option B

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