Current Affairs Quiz: March 2, 2018

Current Affairs 2 March 2018 Quiz

Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper Quiz daily to excel in General Awareness section of upcoming Competitive Exams.

Quiz from Current Affairs 1 March 2018 of A2Z – Click Here to Read Current Affairs of March 1, 2018

  1. According to the official government data, the GDP growth of India in the third quarter of 2017-18 stood at ______ percent
    A) 6.5 %
    B) 7 %
    C) 7.2 %
    D) 6.8 %
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    According to an official data, India’s GDP for the third quarter of 2017-18 grew at 7.2 per cent. The GDP growth during the second quarter of the fiscal was at 6.5 per cent. With this India has replaced China as world’s fastest growing economy, which grew 6.8 percent in October-December 2017.
  2. As per the recent government data, the tax received by the government upto January 2018 was recorded at Rs
    ________ crore
    A) Rs.11,63,386 crore
    B) Rs 11,24,364 crore
    C) Rs 11,48,372 crore
    D) Rs 11,82,318 crore
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Monthly account of the government of India up to February 2018 recorded a higher transfer of central taxes to the state governments as compared to the corresponding period the last year. The government of India has received Rs.11,63,386 crore (71.7 percent of corresponding RE 17-18 of total receipts) up to January 2018 comprising Rs. 9,71,323 crore tax revenue (net to centre), Rs. 1,24,364 crore of non-tax revenue and Rs. 67,699 crore of non-debt capital receipts.
  3. Recently, a pair of futuristic superheroes were launched as the mascot for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The event will take place in which city?
    A) Pyeongchang
    B) Rio
    C) Tokyo
    D) Sochi
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    A pair of futuristic superheroes triumphed in the race to become mascots for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It is the first time in Olympic history that pupils have the final say in selecting the mascot. The names of the mascots are yet to be decided.
  4. Which state government has launched a mobile App named T App Folio to offer single point of access for all government services to the citizens?
    A) Odisha
    B) Haryana
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Telangana government launched an m-Governance mobile application called ‘T App Folio’ to help citizens with one point access to government services like MeeSeva services, RTA services, fee payments and bill payment services etc.
  5. The Cabinet has approved continuation of Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) beyond 12th Plan for three years from 2017-18 to 2019-20. How much amount has been proposed for the program?
    A) Rs 5,500 crore
    B) Rs 4,000 crore
    C) Rs 3,500 crore
    D) Rs 5,000 crore
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the PM Narendra Modi approved the continuation of Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) beyond 12th Plan for three years from 2017-18 to 2019-20. The program outlay is proposed at Rs.5,500 crore.
  6. The 27th Technological Conference of Indian Jute Industries’ Research Association (IJIRA) on Shaping the Future of Jute was held in which city?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Kolkata
    C) New Delhi
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani attended the 27th Technological Conference of Indian Jute Industries’ Research Association (IJIRA) on Shaping the Future of Jute in Kolkata, West Bengal.
  7. Who among the following has been appointed as the new secretary of Higher Education?
    A) K K Sharma
    B) Anil Gopishankar Mukim
    C) Arun Kumar
    D) R Subrahmanyam
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Senior IAS officers R Subrahmanyam and Anil Gopishankar Mukim have been appointed as secretaries of Higher Education, and Mines Department respectively, as part of a major bureaucratic reshuffle.
  8. Which among the following countries has inked a trilateral agreement with India and Bangladesh for the construction of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in Bangladesh?
    A) Russia
    B) Japan
    C) France
    D) Germany
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Russia, India and Bangladesh signed a trilateral agreement to cooperate in the construction of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in Bangladesh, work on which started late last year.
  9. Arabinda Muduli passed away recently. He was a renowned Bhajan singer of which language?
    A) Malayalam
    B) Odia
    C) Kannada
    D) Telugu
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Noted Odia Bhajan singer Arabinda Muduli has passed away following a cardiac arrest. He was 56. A musician, singer and lyricist, Muduli enthralled the audience with devotional songs and had won the hearts of millions of people in Odisha and elsewhere.
  10. Which among the following moile companies has launched world’s first 5G commercial chip named Balong 5G01?
    A) HTC
    B) Motorola
    C) Huawei
    D) Sony
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Chinese mobile giant Huawei has unveiled its first 5G chip named Balong 5G01, which the company claims is the world’s first commercial chipset that meets the latest 5G standards.

Click here for the Current Affairs Quiz Section

 

Related posts

Leave a Comment